Help the Hatters exists to provide practical support to Stockport County Football Club by creating and maintaining facilities and services that will help sustain the Club into the future.
Those involved with Help the Hatters are motivated by their collective desire to see Stockport County survive and thrive for generations to come.
Help the Hatters are a group of Stockport County supporters who volunteer their spare time, which is then pooled and used to further the aims of objectives of the group. These volunteers help to coordinate the activities of the larger group (leaving the majority to focus on tangible action) by accepting responsibility for specific tasks such as:
Help the Hatters are primarily concerned with the delivery of practical support, i.e. getting things done. One of the ways in which this is achieved is by tapping into the energy and enthusiasm of the younger generation of supporters of Stockport County.
You can learn more about the group in this short video filmed by, Adam Paterson, Clarendon Sixth Form College, Ashton-under-Lyne:
The Stockport County museum was created by Help the Hatters and is situated in the Legends Lounge at Edgeley Park. The lounge; under the main stand, was largely unused and over the course of the 2016/17 season Help the Hatters transformed the space into what it is now. The Museum was officially opened by former Stockport County player George Haigh on his 102nd Birthday in July 2017. The museum is also used on a weekly basis by the Stockport County Community Foundation for their Sport In Memories Weekly Wellbeing Group which runs from 10am to 12 noon every Wednesday.
You can see some coverage of the opening of the museum courtesy of Tom George from Mancunian Matters:
For all the latest news visit the News and Info page. Currently Help the Hatters working parties are held at Edgeley Park on Tuesday and Friday Mornings from 10am. Anyone is welcome.