Due to Help the Hatters unable to host any car boots this year, we have been looking for other fundraising avenues. Our first fundraiser is a raffle for a large Christmas hamper of food and drink along with second, third prizes and fourth prizes. Raffle tickets will be sold by members of Help the Hatters at the next two home games. Tickets will be £2 a strip or £5 for 3 strips.
We also have framed, signed, limited edition prints by County artist Steve Ridgeway at £15 each framed or £8 without a frame. Help the Hatters are willing to deliver this locally in time for Christmas.
The draw for the raffle will be made on Wednesday 18th December. This is also the deadline if you wish to buy any of the prints in time for Christmas delivery. Please look out for further interesting items of County memorabilia in the New Year.
Former Edgeley Park Study Centre
Help the Hatters have been approached by manager Jim Gannon and strength and conditioning coach Nick Donnelly to refurbish and redecorate the study centre at Edgeley Park, to create a small gymnasium and rehabilitation area for the players. This work commenced on 24th November.
Cheadle & Gatley JFC
Help the Hatters recently completed a very successful refurbishment of the Cheadle & Gatley JFC clubhouse on Outwood Road. This work enabled Stockport County and the Academy to use the Seashell Trust Facility in Heald Green as a training base for the first team and as a home venue for our academy teams free of charge.
In 2017 Help the Hatters were presented with a Community Heroes Award from Stockport Council and further to this have recently been nominated for the Queen’s Award for volunteering. We were delighted to receive a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Manchester’s representative Gerry Yeung, on Thursday 28th November. Where we presented letters of endorsements from people who buy into what Help the Hatters are about
– Doer’s not talkers.
Help the Hatters are in the process of producing a newsletter for the season 2019/20, which is due to be released in the New Year.