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Wisbech Town fan starts fundraising page after storm wipes out stand

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A Wisbech fan has started a fundraising page after one of the club's stands was destroyed in Storm Ciara on Sunday morning.

The stand, which cost £13,000, was a total write off and the club estimates it will cost £20,000 to replace once all necessary work is done - and it is not known whether insurance will meet the costs.

So Fenman fan Steve Campion has started a 'gofundme' page with the aim of raising £10,000. Within a few hours, £430 has been raised, with fellow Northern Premier League south east division side Belper Town already pledging to help after the Fenmen raised £162 for them earlier this season when their club house flooded.

Club secretary Spenny Larham in front of the wrecked stand.
Club secretary Spenny Larham in front of the wrecked stand.

The message on the page says: "As a small non-league club, when you lose a stand completely it's a disaster.

"So hopefully all non-league fans and league fans and fans around the world might dip into their pockets and add a quid of two for the restoration of the stand that Storm Ciara has destroyed.

"If it happened to your club we would do the same. As all non league clubs, it's run by volunteers and runs with no major backers.

"So let's get everyone together and share this everywhere..Thank you for your donation, however big or small."

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