Garstang FC squad hopes to hit their fundraising target

Garstang FC’s players are racking up the miles in a bid to help those less fortunate.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 12:30 pm

With the North West Counties Football League season on hold as a result of the pandemic, the Riversiders’ squad has hit upon a fundraising idea.

They have joined forces with the Bellflower to try and raise money for their foodbank initiative and other projects.

Consequently, the first-team squad has set a target of running 3,000km by February 8.

Garstang FC players hope to be celebrating fundraising success next month Picture: Adam Gee

Each day they will upload their runs to a private group and each run will then be taken from the target.

A club statement said: “The players wanted to put something back into the local community and to have a positive impact at such a negative and difficult time for many who are less fortunate.

“With other sports teams from around the North West all chipping in around their local area we feel this is a big chance for the community to join together and do something positive in such a negative time for many less fortunate people.

“Our social media accounts will provide regular updates on their progress.”

The players are aiming to raise £1,000 through donations and sponsorships with the total currently standing at £450.

Donations can be made by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/garstangfcproject

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