Loughton Festival organisers are appealing for help to find a football pitch for a charity game

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pitch appeal after doubts for charity match Pitch appeal after doubts for charity match

Fundraisers are desperately seeking a football pitch as their charity game faces an uncertain future.

This year the Loughton Festival is set to include a fierce football battle between the Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce and members of the Loughton Restore Church.

However organisers have discovered that they will have a serious dent in collections for their chosen charity, Loughton Foodbank, if they have to pay for a pitch.

Sue Taylor, the Festival Director said: "I had no idea how difficult it was to find a football pitch for a
charity event.

“I have sent out emails and have appealed on Facebook, but so far nobody has come forward to help.

“The reality is that if the men paid the hire fees from their own donations, there would be no point in them playing the game, as there would be very little left to donate to the charity.”

As even public land must be paid for to host the event the organisers fear that there will be nothing left to donate.

The match is set to take place on May 24.

All the men require is a pitch with goal posts, preferably on grass. 

If you can help, contact Ray Harris at rayharris06@yahoo.co.uk or on 0791 323 6673.

 

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12:48am Thu 6 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days.
Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days. Villagecranberry

12:07pm Thu 6 Feb 14

b'hill says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days.
its all well and good telling them where pitches are...but are you telling them they are going to be available to them free of charge?!

Good Luck! i hope you find a suitable venue
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days.[/p][/quote]its all well and good telling them where pitches are...but are you telling them they are going to be available to them free of charge?! Good Luck! i hope you find a suitable venue b'hill

1:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

b'hill wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days.
its all well and good telling them where pitches are...but are you telling them they are going to be available to them free of charge?!

Good Luck! i hope you find a suitable venue
You don't ask, you don't get?
[quote][p][bold]b'hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Aston playfued have the pitches or the wanstead flats? Also the pitch behind the Walthamstoe 'Gotham City' Town Hall, although I heard maybe has asbestos problem these days.[/p][/quote]its all well and good telling them where pitches are...but are you telling them they are going to be available to them free of charge?! Good Luck! i hope you find a suitable venue[/p][/quote]You don't ask, you don't get? Villagecranberry

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