On Saturday 19th November Dulwich Hamlet play host to Worthing FC in the Ryman League Premier Division, kick off 3.00pm, and EVERY PENNY raised after the usual matchday costs, will be donated to charity.
The beneficiaries will be the official Dulwich Hamlet charity partner for 2016/17, ‘Football Beyond Borders’, who are a much respected South London based organisation, who mentor youngsters through education via the medium of football; and the ‘next door neighbours’ to the Football Club, namely ‘Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground’.
This is the third annual ‘Pay-What-You-Like’ match, instigated in 2014, and was such a success, that it has been held each season since.
Football Club chairman Liam Hickey said: “The local community support us all year through the turnstiles, this is our little way of paying them back in kind. In the olden days our Club founder ‘Pa’ Wilson made it a cornerstone of the Club to support local causes & we are merely continuing that tradition”
Mishi Morath, Football Committee member for community initiatives, added:
“The beauty of a game like this is that it helps local causes dear to us, and it also gives locals the opportunity to support The Hamlet while supporting local charities at the same time.”
George Parnavelas , Committee lead for Schools Liaisons, concluded “As a Club we’re proud that all Under thirteens get in free at our matches anyway, but this is a great opportunity for primary school kids to bring their older brothers & sisters, as well as their mums and dads to a game too, just for a donation to two local charities.”
In the past the day has been such a success, as many fans pay the ordinary admission price of ten pounds for adults, as well as putting donations into the buckets that are shaken inside the ground, which enables a sizable donation can be handed over.
Source: Dulwich Hamlet FC