Chorley FC’s crowdfunder has reached it’s target of £5000 to help renovate the stadium.
Victory Park is in desperate need of renovation because the roof of the terraced stand which runs the full width of the pitch on the Duke Street school end has been condemned.
The Magpies have endured a torrid time off the pitch. In 2011 a ‘trusted’ employee stole over £70,000 from the club, which Chorley FC will never be able to get back. Furthermore in the 11 months leading up to February 2015 there have been 7 instances of vandalism to Victory Park.
The media manager of Chorley FC Josh Vosper said: “It’s fantastic. When you speak to people they’re more than happy to give money because they know obviously we’ve been through a lot and we’re desperate for the money. It’s really great to hear people contributing as much as they can or as little as they can.”
He added: “After plenty of break-ins on the ground itself, snack bar and toilets we thought enough is enough. Our webmaster Mark Locke came up with the idea which was a great idea. We put it on social media and everything else and just kicked on from there.”
Chorley FC have been playing at Victory Park since 1920 and it was named to commemorate the end of the Great War.