Over the summer Butt Field suffered badly from the glorious summer we all enjoyed. Wide cracks opened up in our pitches and mole tunnels collapsed in on themselves rendering every pitch unplayable.
Tuesday 4th September I sent out an urgent request to all of our members requesting assistance in getting our damaged pitches repaired using 6 tons of top dressing to ensure our games went ahead on the Saturday. I was absolutely overwhelmed with the response from everyone. At one point I counted 65 volunteers busying themselves on the far pitches with spades, trowels and wheelbarrows - a veritable Bingham Town FC volunteer army - mums, dads, brothers, sisters, players, managers - every squad was represented in a truly heartwarming display of unity.
'I read your email and couldn't do anything other than come down and help'
'My son has only just joined Bingham Town - not even kicked a ball in anger for the club - and yet I just felt compelled to come along'
'We only planned to come down for half an hour but we are enjoying it so much and the atmosphere is really lovely, that we are still here after over an hour'
Long standing members were amazed with the numbers who came down and said it was reminiscent of the time when everyone was raising funds for the clubhouse. I sincerely hope that this is a sign of things to come. I am a firm believer in a One Club philosophy - everyone is equal has equal rights to the club. You are all shareholders in the club's future. Myself, as Chairman, and the rest of the committee are just guardians for the next few years, hopefully guiding the club in the right direction.
Once again, on behalf of the club but especially the players, thanks to all those who helped out and made that Wednesday such a memorable occasion.
Updated 14:11 - 20 Sep 2018 by Robert Harwood