A donation from local family business Jos Richardson & Son means that Howden AFC are one step closer to realising their ambitious plans for a brand new sports facility in the town.
Last year the club approached several local businesses to ask for their support with the project and Joseph Richardson, Managing Director of Jos Richardson & Son, was interested in the club’s plans so he met with the board to discuss ways that the local family business could help.
Joseph said “I grew up in Howden and am a keen follower of football and it has always surprised me that Howden does not have better sporting facilities. I am a firm believer that football and other team sports provide great benefits to the community and I think this is a good opportunity give something back to the town.”
The Company, who own Glews Garage and Longs Corner Service Station, has donated £5000 to the development fund and has also committed to working with the board to assist with fundraising activities and encourage other businesses to invest.
Nicola Claybourn Chair of Howden AFC said “we are thrilled that Jos Richardson & Son are backing this project and we hope that their support will be the catalyst for other local businesses to come on board. Our team have been working tirelessly to raise funds but we need more help if we are to see our plans come to fruition”
The development plans include the construction of a club house with changing facilities, improved access and car parking and upgrading the pitches. The aim is provide the town with a first class facility that the community can be proud of.
For further information you can see the club’s Facebook and Twitter. If you are interested in getting involved please make contact via their social media pages.