Alford FC thrown alarm lifeline in its fight against thieves

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A FOOTBALL team left struggling after repeated break-ins, has been helped out with a generous donation from a local district councillor.

Councillor Jeremy Webb donated £350 to Alford Football club to purchase a new security alarm for its club house through the Councillors Community Initiative scheme.

The much needed crime prevention device has been installed following a series of robberies in which stock, including alcohol and chocolate, was taken from the premises.

Team welfare officer, Stacey Toach, said: “It was a fantastic help for the club because with the level of funds that we’ve got, I don’t think we would have been able to get the equipment had it not been for the help from Coun Webb.

“If there were any more burglaries in the next six to nine months the club would have probably had to reconsider its financial situation.

“We are struggling because the items that were stolen were what we would have sold to raise funds for the club - it was quite a big set back.”

The club has a first, reserves and three youth teams.