Within the last 24 hours, Curzon Ashton have been forced to cancel their Christmas morning breakfast for the homeless and lonely due to being broken into.
The event would have been the second time to be hosted by the National League North club, however they unfortunately had to inform their followers that it was postponed.
Curzon Ashton wrote on Twitter: “We are absolutely devestated to announce that due to a break in at the club overnight, tomorrow’s Christmas Day opening has been cancelled! If anyone has any information regarding the break in please get in touch.”
@andystpauli also tweeted: “Absolutely gutted to have to cancel our Christmas comforts event at the tameside stadium tomorrow due to scum bags breaking in last night and causing damage and stealing. My friend federico arrived yesterday to cook the breakfast, cancelling his own Christmas in Italy to help.
THE CLUB STATEMENT: “As a result we have had to cancel our Christmas Day opening – which was a massive success last year.
“The day, which was aimed at the homeless, lonely and socially isolated, would have allowed for a free Christmas breakfast, games and company – with members of the club, local organisations and volunteers giving their time to provide, transport, food and gifts.
“We would like to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.
“The club are now working hard to get the ground ready for our boxing day derby with local rivals Ashton United.
“We would like to also thank the local community for all their messages of support and we are looking forward to hosting more events for the community in the new year.”
Football fans and volunteers took to Twitter to voice their anger at the thieves but also offered their help and suggested other places that would be open for them to invited the homeless and lonely – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.