Alfreton Town say the club is ‘creaking’ under the strain of the current season suspension, but they will make their stadium and facilities available at no cost to the NHS and town council, as well as assisting anyone in the community who requires it.
The National League North outfit are, like countless clubs, struggling to adjust to having their revenue streams taken away by the current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent football shutdown. However, the club have released a statement in which they insist they will find a way to survive, and they are also to offer their facilities and help to the NHS, council and local community.
The club comment: “The football club is struggling, it is creaking and being tested way beyond any aspect of its past history. The club, however, is not going to ask the people of the community for financial assistance.
“We will, however, ask the individuals of our community for the identification of their needs. We will balance our financial books, we will, working within government guidelines, undertake a duty of care to our staff, we will find a way to remain in business.
“We therefore ask the community members of Alfreton and surrounding areas: how can we help you? We have little finance, but what little we have, we will make available to assist any season ticket holders or members of the NHS who identifies to us their emergency needs.
“We are making our stadia and its limited facilities available at no cost to the NHS and Town Council for any use that they may have. We have a limited manpower who we will also, at no cost, make available to all members of the community, not just restricted to season ticket holders.
“The club offer help and assistance to vulnerable individuals that may require help with everyday essentials actions. We are struggling but the football club is nothing without its community and we recognise your struggle.
“We therefore offer our services to you the community freely, willingly and wholeheartedly.”