Stevenage footballers reopen Letchworth store

FOOTBALLERS from promotion winning Stevenage FC were celebrating another success when they helped reopen a retailer on Thursday.

Boro’s Chris Day and Peter Winn cut the ribbon to declare the Wilkinson store in Eastcheap, Letchworth GC, officially open, following a revamp.

The Garden House Hospice’s fundraising manager Colin Roberts also joined in the ceremony to mark the occasion with special garden-themed celebrations.

Both Stevenage FC, who beat Torquay in the play-off final to reach npower League One, and the Letchworth-based hospice, which offers care and support to terminally ill patients and their families, were presented with cheques on the day as part of Wilkinson’s commitment to support local initiatives.

The money for Boro will go towards the club’s community scheme that nurtures young footballing talent and provides sporting opportunities to local children.

Staff and pupils from Fairfield Park Lower School in Stotfold also paid the refurbished store a visit on re-opening day, to receive �100 worth of Wilkinsons’ vouchers to spend on arts and crafts materials.