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Charity funds will go a long towards helping Worksop Town

By George Sanders

The world’s fourth oldest football club has partnered with McDonald’s to raise nearly £500 for a new family games room at their home ground.

NCEL Premier Division club Worksop Town FC are based in Nottinghamshire and are currently placed tenth in the league table.

Linda Jordan, McDonald’s customer care manager at the branch who organised the event, said: “We hold what we call a Drive Thru Challenge, this is where we donate £1 per car that comes through our drive thru lane between a certain time, in this case between midday and 2pm.”

There were also collection buckets in the restaurant. She said: “Our customers were very generous, as always. This is just a continuation of our long standing involvement with the club, which is something we take great pride in.”

McDonald’s, who work closely with the FA, have recently celebrated their 15th year of supporting community football in the UK.

Worksop Town media and marketing Manager Jake Brown, said: “Vital fundraising events like this are for the club who rely very much on the good will of the general public and local businesses.”

This was the first event that the media manager was involved with at the club. He added: “I jumped at the chance and we had a fun two hours raising money … we were delighted with the total raised.”

With regards to the possibility of additional events like his taking place soon, Jake stated: “We are always looking to raise money, of course. No events are planned in the very near future, but we will look again in the New Year for different ways to both raise money and our profile within the local community.”

With many non-league clubs in often difficult positions, as they try and compete against varying factors from facilities in need of modernisation to competing against televised matches, fundraising events like this will always prove to be crucial in helping semi-professional clubs stay afloat.

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