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Non league club ask for donations after part of ground catches on fire

A non league club based in Nottinghamshire ask for donations after part of their ground catches on fire on Friday evening.

Kimberley Miners Welfare of the United Counties League Division One have set up a fundraising page following the devastating events that took place.

As of Sunday morning, £990 has been sent in from 36 donors, however the club have set a target of £5,000 to help them with the items caught up in the fire.

Neil Johnson said on the club’s fire fund web page: “Kimberley Miners Welfare Football Club where hit by a fire on Friday 6th August which resulted in all the clubs pitch equipment being destroyed. The club is ran purely by volunteers and the cost of replacing lost equipment will cost the club thousands. Any help given by the football or local community would be greatly appreciated.”

Over on their Twitter account, a post read: “Luckily none of the clubs main building where damaged last night however the storage unit that held all the ground equipment was destroyed. If any club has a ride on mower we could borrow for a while please get in touch.”

Kimberley’s Reserves were in action the following day of the incident as they welcomed Fernwood Foxes in a 3pm KO, with that encounter ended a goalless draw. The area of where the fire was had to be sectioned off as it was right next to the stand.

Meanwhile, the first team played their opening league fixture away from home, falling to a 2-1 defeat at Aylestone Park.

Kimberley said a massive thanks to their good friends Ilkeston Town for giving a helping hand by lending a mower.

To donate something, click HERE, anything would be very helpful.

As the non league club ask for donations after part of their ground catches on fire, fans and other teams have since reacted to it all…

@CaptainBoffin: Sad to see, hope you get everything sorted out soon

@wightred: Sorry to hear this. I know the welfare have overcome adversity before and will do once again. Sending you all best wishes

@NickLabbate: Sorry to hear this guys! Absolutely devastating news, great club with great people

@stumpy155: Sorry to hear this I hope you are back up and running back to normal as soon as possible

@bertieostrich: Hope it’s not to bad. Last thing needed before the start of a new season. Just glad no one was hurt.

@Inglesfc: Sorry to hear this chaps. Hope it’s not as bad as feared

@wb_fc: Sorry to hear about this. Hope you get back on your feet ASAP.

@btfcboss: Sorry lads genuinely gutted for ya put some serious graft in at the stag, sure you’ll bounce back

@FcLinby: Awful news.. hope the damage isn’t too bad.

@ilsonowl: Gutted to hear that, pleased to hear no one was hurt. You will bounce back stronger

@DaleSpragg: Sorry to hear this. You’ve done a great job on ground over last couple of seasons. Hope it’s not to much damage

@1st_town: Gutted for all involved

@OllyHFR: Hope its not too serious. Happy to chip in a bit to help with repairs

@newhallsaddler: So sorry to hear this all the best come back stronger

@all_sweat: Sorry to hear this, fingers crossed the damage is easily sorted. Thinking of everyone at the club.

@Moorey89: Sorry to hear this lads, been doing some good work down there recently. Hope damage isn’t too bad and you can bounce back

@dankirk11: Terrible news. Hope the damage isn’t to bad

@tallsam: Sorry to hear that. Terrible news.

@DannyStaley1: Thanks to everyone of this town have rallied around its community football club! absolutely took back by the response from locals! KMW are back in league action Tuesday evening when @GedlingMWFC visit The Stag, hope to see everyone there! If anyone can help please do!

@ReeceLimbert: Nearly £1000 in less than 12hours… Honestly couldn’t thank people enough! Any donations to help our club get back on its feet, no matter how small would be greatly appreciated!!! #NonLeague

@ForeverAYellow: Really such a shame, just thankful that no one was hurt, wishing the club all the best in getting this sorted out

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