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MORE GOOD WORK FOR CHARITY AFTER EMPAL FINAL AT STOKE LANE

May 12, 2024

MORE GOOD WORK FOR CHARITY AFTER EMPAL FINAL AT STOKE LANE

The final Charity match of the 2023-2024 season took place at Carlton on Sunday 12th May as money was raised for the Band Of Builders and the Animal Trust as Jigsaw, part of the Jewsons partnership played out a game in the Stoke Lane sunshine.

Carlton have had to hand their pitch back to the ground staff this season nearly two weeks earlier than usual, due to drainage issues that need investigating and so that work on the goalmouths etc can be carried out as soon as possible, to enable the pitch to be ready for mid July for pre season friendlies.

Although the Millers have missed out on hosting a couple of cup finals which would have been to the financial benefit of the club due to this, the club have done everything possible to ensure their charity commitments have gone ahead earlier or been rescheduled to ensure their community commitments are completely forfilled.

This website can today reveal that the Ukrainian fund raising event held last Sunday 5th May raised over £3,700 and that they were hoping to hit the 4k mark with late pledges.

We can also reveal that the event with Punjabi Forest raised over £5,000 and there is hope that figure could be closer to £6,000 once all donations have been accounted for.

What a fantastic effort indeed and a special mention to Boatsy, Kelly, Gaz Bee and in particular Tim Bee pictured with Mitch from Jewsons, who along with the senior figures at the club have been at the heart of helping these Charities.

Barry attended the EMPAL Cup final which Poets Corner won and Chairman Mick Garton made sure he called in to support the charity match on Sunday afternoon, after he had finished work and fair play to Boatsy who was on duty all day.

The final game of the season at Stoke Lane is this coming Tuesday when the Showmans Guild who are big friends of the club host a fixture at 3pm.

It was great to see Vice Chairman Barry and son Gary back at the ground today Boatsy told us and Gary was asking for Tommy, but unfortunately Tommy will be unable to bring Gary any more chocolate due to his medical condition, but he will be able to say hello and welcome them back because as things stand, the club’s popular Vice Chairman and indeed Gary will be in attendance at the Clubs presentation next Friday 17th May and all supporters are invited to what will be a very special night.

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