This Foodbank collection is postponed to a future date because the Velocity Trophy match v Billericay Town has been Postponed. A collection date will be announced when a suitable fixture can be aligned with the Broxbourne Foodbank.
Billericay Town had been due to play Wealdstone in the FA Trophy on Tuesday 12th December, unfortunately that tie was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Wealdstone, the new date for the FA Trophy tie is December 19th, as FA Trophy matches take precedence over Isthmian League Velocity Trophy matches.
A revised time & date will be advised once Cheshunt & Billericay Town admin agree a suitable slot in both teams’ schedules.
Cheshunt fan & local Councillor Sean Waters has organised for there to be a foodbank collection at Cheshunt FCs next home game on Tuesday 19th December at 19.45. The Ambers will welcome Billericay Town to Cheshunt Stadium for the Fourth Round of the Velocity Cup. Cheshunt come into the game in excellent form following blockbuster victories against Carshalton, Sawbridgeworth, and Kingstonian. The team has netted 14 goals in its last four outings. This will be the third foodbank collection Cllr Waters and Broxbourne Foodbank have organised at a Cheshunt match, and the Foodbank have reiterated their need for your support again at this time.
Cllr Waters said: “I think we all understand just how hard it has been for ordinary working families to get by this past year. The Trussell Trust anticipate they will deliver more than a million food parcels this winter, as more and more people find themselves resorting to a Foodbank for the first time. Football at Theobalds Lane has its peaks and troughs, following the club since I was a schoolboy, I am grateful to have witnessed the highest of highs, including the club’s promotion to the National League South, but I have also watched on for more defeats than I care to mention. The only true constant as a Cheshunt supporter, from my first game peering over the fence as The Ambers beat Berkhamsted 5-0 away from home in 2003, to today, is the sense of togetherness, unity and community our club fosters. Cheshunt would not be the club we love if not for its dedicated volunteers, staff and fans. The outstanding support fans have shown for our previous two foodbank collections are testament to this togetherness. Across two games, dozens of fans, players from Cheshunt and the supporters & staff of opposition sides have done more than their bit to support those in need. I encourage all fans, who are able, to support the collection on Tuesday 19th. And if you are not fully convinced, its worth remembering Cheshunt have gone on to win the match after our last two collections, so it might just be our lucky charm. We’re on a Hat trick ! Come On You Ambers!”
Cheshunt FC Chairman, Dean Williamson stated ‘ As a community club we realise the importance of Foodbanks supporting people in times of crisis. We’re here to help address local needs, promote social responsibility , and underscore the power of football to make a positive impact beyond the action on the pitch.’
If you are attending the game, and can support the collection, Broxbourne Foodbank do have enough baked beans and pasta at the moment and unfortunately are not able to accept perishable goods but would really welcome donations of tinned fruit, meat, fish, custard, biscuits, crisps and sweets please.