Grantham Town busy out in the community

Grantham Town joint manager Jimmy Albans, club Gingerbread man mascot and striker Greg Smith manned a market stall to raise funds for the club.
Grantham Town joint manager Jimmy Albans, club Gingerbread man mascot and striker Greg Smith manned a market stall to raise funds for the club.

Grantham Town were busy out and about in the community last weekend.

A Legends night at the stadium’s MCS Centre raised £500 for charity on Friday night, and joint manager Jimmy Albans and striker Greg Smith (pictured) helped board members and fans on a market stall on Saturday morning.

They sold supporters’ club lottery tickets and gave away tickets for the afternoon’s game against Droylsden. A bingo evening in Sewstern boosted club funds.

The club has also made a number of local donations thanks to co-sponsor John Bromfield of Discount Cabs, including £100 to Harrowby United.

Grantham Town community manager Darren Bills said: “When I took this position last November the club promised Harrowby United a friendly where they would keep the gate money.

“Unfortunately, due to both clubs having a fixture pile-up we have not been able to arrange the friendly. With Harrowby pushing for promotion, we will be giving them £100 which will hopefully help them.”

Darren has been round Grantham schools giving away free tickets to pupils, staff and friends.

He has also invited St Barnabas Hospice up to The Meres to watch a home game and receive a donation from the club.