Rallying call to Corby Town FC Steelmen fans

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A call has gone out to Corby to get behind The Steelmen on Saturday – and help boost the town’s hospice.

Corby Town Football Club is to make a donation to Lakelands Hospice in Butland Road and the bigger the gate, the more money the charity will receive.

The Steelmen will be playing Trafford in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

If 500 supporters turn up at Steel Park, the club has promised to donate 10 per cent of the gate money to Lakelands.

If 750 fans go along the charity will receive 12 per cent and if 1,000 people attend, Lakelands will receive a donation of £1,200.

If the club wins, it will donate 10 per cent of the £7,500 prize money to the charity.

Director Paul Glass said: “We’re hoping the town will really get behind the club and, at the same time, help a worthwhile local charity. We want as many people to be there.”

The gates open at 1,30pm and kick-off is at 3pm. Tickets are £10, £7 for concessions and £2 for anyone under 16, who will also be eligible for a free season ticket. Chairman Kevin Ingram is to hold a fans’ forum after the game in the bar at 5.30pm.