Whitehawk Football Club’s ‘Ultras’ and campaigning organisation, ‘Non-League For Grenfell’ have successfully raised funds from Whitehawk FC fans and football fans around the country.
This is to enable children and volunteers aﬀected by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower last year to a day out at the seaside, including tickets, hospitality and mascot packages at Whitehawk FC’s Bostik Premier League game against Haringey Borough on Saturday, September 15, kick oﬀ 3pm. Non-League For Grenfell, created by Hawks fan Andrew Hughes-Boynton, set up the ‘Gofundme’ page in August, and in partnership with Tasha Brade from Justice4Grenfell, and Sean Mendez from Solidarity Sports, the 20 children and ten volunteers will arrive in the city around midday, enjoy a ﬁsh and chip lunch at Brighton’s famous Bardsley’s Restaurant, visit the iconic Palace Pier, and will be at Whitehawk’s TerraPura Ground for the game.
Tasha Brade from Justice4Grenfell said; “We are honoured to have been working alongside Non-League For Grenfell to help organise this day out for children and volunteers of a local Children’s charity in West London – Solidarity Sports, a small charity that works with vulnerable children in our area. Solidarity Sports lost an entire family of five on the night of the 14 June 2017, and their children and volunteers were deeply aﬀected by this.
“We would like to thank everyone involved in making this day happen. It is true that happy memories can bring solace in the hardest of times. Thank you to Non-League For Grenfell for their fundraising and organising and to Whitehawk FC, an incredible club that stands for exactly what football should be about, for allowing us to come and see you play — we’re looking forward to a wonderful day.”