A message from the fan owned Fisher FC about how to help the club back to its Bermondsey home
With Fisher FC set to move home to Rotherhithe during the new season, on Saturday 13th June a group of our committed fans took on a challenging 25 mile walk to help raise crucial funds – and we still need your support!
Planning permission has been granted for a move home to Rotherhithe for the Fish, and after over a decade in exile we hope to be playing football at our new ground on Salter Road SE16 next season.
The fantastic new facility will feature a state-of-the-art artificial pitch, and will allow us to expand our work providing sporting and volunteering opportunities for the local community in an area of London that is sorely lacking in high-quality sporting facilities.
But we will need to ensure that the ground is fully kitted-out before we move in, and we will also need to pay legal and other costs to make sure that our club is protected when we move in. We want the ground to be in use seven-days a week – and that means we need to ensure that the function room is fully furnished, and that we can purchase essential items of equipment.
A group of Fisher fans have set themselves the challenge of raising money to help Bring Fisher FC Home by walking from the ground of another club formed in 1908, St Albans City, in Hertfordshire, to our new home at St Paul’s on Salter Road, Rotherhithe SE16 – a distance of 25 miles.
The #1908Challenge saw Fisher fans – all part-owners of the club – raise vitally needed funds for the move home by taking up the challenge of walking a near-marathon. The route saw the brave fans walk through north London – and via the Emirates Stadium – before crossing Tower Bridge and ending up at our future home ground of St Paul’s Playing Field, Salter Road SE16.
The 1908 Challenge is the brainchild of Fisher Media and Communications Manager, Ian Murphy. Ian said,
“A bit of research showed me that St Albans City were the closest ‘1908 club’ club to Fisher, and a few minutes later planning work for the challenge had started. At first 25 miles seemed a bit daunting but when I looked up the route, it has a bit of everything”
We need the help of our fans, community and the wider football family help to support our intrepid walkers – and the Bring Fisher FC Home Campaign!
Visit our campaign page to donate
Read more: http://fisherfc.co.uk/2015/06/01/fisher-fans-take-up-1908challenge-in-bid-to-raise-funds/
Photo courtesy: Dan York