Poppies president ‘astounded’ by response

The president of Kettering Town has renewed his appeal for funds from the club’s fanbase after an encouraging response to his initial call to arms.

Kettering Town president Ken Samuel
Kettering Town president Ken Samuel

Ken Samuel, a former director and lifelong fan of the club, launched his ‘President’s Appeal’ after matches in the Vanarama National League North were suspended in a bid to keep funds coming into the club during the coronavirus crisis.

Samuel admitted he has been “astounded” by the immediate response from supporters.

“Since I launched this appeal I have been astounded at the generosity of the fans of the club,” he said.

“To be approaching the 70 per cent mark of the initial target of £10,000 within the first week is testament to the loyalty and determination of the supporters to help the club in a time of need.

“I am sure more is needed. Whilst we await the decisions of the Football Association and National League on the finalisation of the National League North season, the world is on alert.

“While there are greater concerns for everyone, I know our fans would want to do their best to help the club survive,if they are able.

“I am aware that there is a determination of the owner (Ritchie Jeune), chairman (David Mahoney) and directors of the club to somehow get through this.

“Therefore I ask that if any fan is thinking of donating please do so as any amount will be welcomed.”

Anyone who is able to donate can do so to: Kettering Town FC Management Ltd. HSBC Kettering. Sort Code 40-26-07. Account number 81305646, quoting reference PRESAPP or by emailing to [email protected] for alternative methods.

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