Stamford Town Council has donated £400 towards the erection of a memorial wall and garden at Stamford AFC’s new home at the Borderville Sports Centre.
Following a presentation to the town council by the club’s commercial manager Paul Pepper, councillors were informed that a number of supporters and officials had their ashes scattered at their old Kettering Road ground.
As a mark of respect, the club wished to acknowledge the deceased by continuing with a similar commemorative area at the new ground.
Councillors supported this initiative and contributed towards the cost of providing a mature olive tree and commemorative plaques to be installed on a memorial wall.
After hearing of the memorial wall and garden project Stamford Referee’s Association which use the club’s facilities kindly donated a further £150.
Chairman of the association Peter Chappell said: “We are proud to be associated with this thoughtful idea to remember loved ones who supported the Daniels over the years.”
Hardware store Harrison and Dunn in All Saints Street, sponsored the town council plaque and will look after all orders for plaques from anyone wishing to have a message installed on the wall.
Paul Collins, from Harrison and Dunn said: “We are a traditional family run hardware store that have been in the town serving the people of Stamford since 1930, we are pleased to be supporting a part of Stamford’s history.”
A re-dedication ceremony at Borderville Sports Centre is planned and anyone who had loved one’s ashes scattered at Kettering Road to can call 07849629991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.