Appeal to help replace items lost in fire at Wellingborough clubhouse

Fire damage at the Dog & Duck ground in London Road, Wellingborough
Fire damage at the Dog & Duck ground in London Road, Wellingborough

An appeal has been launched to help replace memorabilia lost in a fire at a football clubhouse.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the home of Wellingborough Town FC which they share with AFC Rushden & Diamonds in London Road, Wellingborough, in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) morning.

We would welcome any support that can be given to help us get back on our feet

Wellingborough Town FC

The fire at the Dog and Duck ground caused extensive damage to the clubhouse and destroyed memorabilia as well as furniture and bar stock.

An appeal has now been launched to try and help replace the items lost in the blaze and help get the clubhouse open again.

A statement released after the fire said: “In the early hours of November 16, there was a fire in our clubhouse which has seen extensive damage to our clubhouse and it’s facilities.

“We have lost the use of our main facility for generating income to keep our club alive in the shape of our clubhouse facility, together with club memorabilia collected over the years.

“We have also lost our furniture, bar stock, cash register and the facility to hire out to generate income to support our running costs.

“Our club is run by volunteers where we give our time voluntarily to help the running of our community-based football club.

“We would welcome any support that can be given to help us get back on our feet, provide the facilities required for our community club and help those in our local community who look to our club as a social outlet.”

A statement put out by Wellingborough Town FC yesterday thanked people for their messages of support.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, which the fire service is treating as suspicious.

Anyone who would like to show their support can go to www.wellingboroughtownfootballclub.co.uk for more details.