Kind-hearted Hitchin Town FC and their supporters and sponsors raise amazing amount for neonatal charity Sands UK

PUBLISHED: 16:35 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:35 24 February 2017

Hitchin Town FC raised £1,000 for neonatal charity Sands UK. Picture Peter Else.

Hitchin Town FC raised £1,000 for neonatal charity Sands UK. Picture Peter Else.

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Hitchin Town FC have once again lived up to their reputation as a caring community-minded club by raising an impressive £1,000 for Sands UK - the neonatal death charity - through the generosity of supporters and businesses in our area.

The Fishponds Road based club initially collected £480 through a bucket collection at the recent home match against Kings Langley, with a further £100 donated by their supporters club with the club itself adding £120 to the total to bring it up to £700.

However, Tim Smith, group manager of Mastercars Hitchin contacted club secretary Roy Izzard to say their business had organised a collection among its staff raising an extra £100 – which saw the generous company add an additional £200 to their donation making the total amount raised for Sands UK to a cool £1,000.

Club stalwart Roy said: “This was a very generous gesture from one of our valued sponsors – a big thank you to everyone who kindly donated to a very worthwhile cause.”

Lee Armitt from Sands UK added: “It is fantastic news the total donated from Hitchin Town and sponsors is now £1,000. It’s amazing news.

“We’re very grateful for your support.”

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