Auction will raise money towards Banbury United’s flooding losses


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Limited edition, collectors, and vintage Puritans merchandise will go under the hammer

The team at Banbury United are encouraging lots of people to stay behind after Saturday’s home game against Rushall Olympic to join in with a special fund-raising auction.

The club hopes the event will help bridge a gap in their finances, caused by a loss of income from having to postpone a number of games when flooding made the pitch at Station Approach unplayable.   Two games were affected in October and another two in January.

Chairman Ronnie Johnson said: “With wages for the players and missing out on the game, you’re probably looking at in the region of £15,000 gross per game.

“To think that we’ve had 4.   We’re looking at a massive figure – £50,000 to £60,000 that we’ve missed out on.”

The auction will feature limited edition, collectors, and vintage Puritans merchandise and a number of items signed by well-known names from the sporting world.   It starts at 6pm in the Clubhouse.

For those unable to attend donations can also be made online to the club’s Flood Appeal fund.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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