Gary Neville donates a significant amount of money to Step 4 club Brighouse Town towards helping the club in these uncertain times.
The Manchester United legend offered his support to the Northern Premier League Division One North West’s fundraiser.
Brighouse said in a statement
Brighouse Town Football Club are extremely grateful that Gary Neville ex- Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit has donated a significant amount towards helping the club in these uncertain times.
“Gary wanted to help the Club as it was the last game he watched Salford City FC play with his Dad. Gary Neville stated “Brighouse Town holds a special place in my heart even though the result did not go in our favor with Salford City suffering a 3-1 defeat on the day”.
“Gary’s donation will help to go towards the loss of income through the season being ended early by the Bet Victor Northern Premier League back in March.
“The loss of income through no home games and the Club house being shut has added to the Club’s difficulty in maintaining an income stream which has led to uncertainty within Brighouse Town Football Club.
“The generous donation and the donations of others including existing sponsors, famous footballers and other local Business owners in the community will help to ensure we can get through this as a Football Club.”
Chairman James Howard has commented: “We all at Brighouse Town FC are incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the donation made by Gary Neville and others as this type of generosity clearly demonstrates that the Football community is not just a business but a family and more importantly an integral part of our community right here in Brighouse. We have been contacted by other famous names and sports stars who want to share our story as this clearly has touched all from the professional game right down to grass roots”.
Manager Vill Powell said: “It’s an unexpected but brilliant gesture and I can’t thank him enough. Everyone is aware of the impact this has had globally, and football is no different. For all football clubs it’s difficult times but for small clubs like Brighouse Town the impact of Covid-19 has been devastating as the income we receive fails to exist, so Gary’s generosity and that of others in Football and the local community is essential. So, a massive thank you to Gary Neville and all those who have donated to our just giving page. We urge all fans of Football to support your local non-league team in whatever way you can and stay safe, stay at home”.
JUST GIVING | If you would like to help out the club, we do have a just giving page in which you can make a donation to.
— Brighouse Town AFC (@brighousetownfc) April 20, 2020
If you’d like to contribute to the JustGiving page, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/brighousetownafc
Fans reacted after seeing that Gary Neville donates a significant amount of money to the Step 4 non league club…
He’s such a good man. Constantly continues to show himself as a fantastic human being.
— JBPhotography (@JBPhotogUK) April 20, 2020
To be fair he won me over awhile ago watching that Salford fc programme , seems a genuine guy
— DaveyG (@david_daveygall) April 20, 2020
— Andy (@andyhtfc) April 20, 2020
Well done @GNev2 ?
— Ben (@benenglish73) April 20, 2020
What a top bloke ??????
— Paul (@Paulmufc75) April 20, 2020
— Ben Orley (@BenOrley) April 20, 2020
Well done … starting to like him ?
— Hicksy (@M_Hicksy) April 20, 2020
Couldn’t help the club that means so much to him where his mum and dad worked for years though ?
— Jamie Melia (@JamieMelia1) April 20, 2020
Neville conducts himself brilliantly and always does the right thing. Hard to admit but true. YNWA ?
— Derek (@Derek20842614) April 20, 2020
A great gesture.
— James Overin (@jamesoverin) April 20, 2020