Fisher fans walk from St Albans to Rotherhithe to raise funds for homecoming
FISHER supporters are pounding the streets to help raise funds to bring the club back home next season.
The fan-owned Southern Counties East Football League club set to move home to Rotherhithe during the new season and on Saturday 13 June a group of the club’s committed fans are undertaking a challenging 25 mile walk to help raise funds.
Planning permission has been granted for a move home to Rotherhithe for the Fish and after a decade in exile the club hope to be playing football at their new ground on Salter Road in SE16 next season.
The fantastic new facility will feature a state-of-the-art artificial pitch and will allow the club to expand their work providing sporting and volunteering opportunities for the local community in an area of London that is sorely lacking in high-quality sporting facilities.
“But we will need to ensure that the ground is fully kitted-out before we move in and we will also need to pay legal and other costs to make sure that our club is protected when we move in,” said a club statement.
“We want the ground to be in use seven-days a week – and that means we need to ensure that the function room is fully furnished and that we can purchase essential items of equipment.”
A group of Fisher fans have set themselves the challenge of raising money to help Bring Fisher FC Home by walking from the ground of another club formed in 1908, St Albans City, in Hertfordshire, to the club’s new home at St Paul’s on Salter Road, Rotherhithe – a distance of 25 miles.
The 1908 Challenge will see Fisher fans – all part-owners of the club – raise vitally needed funds for the move home by taking up the challenge of walking a near-marathon.
The route will see the brave fans walk through north London and via Arsenal’s Stadium – before crossing Tower Bridge and ending up at the club’s future home venue.
All being well, the group will arrive between 6pm and 7pm.
The 1908 Challenge is the brainchild of the club’s media and communications manager.
Ian Murphy said: “A bit of research showed me that St Albans City were the closest “1908 club” club to Fisher and a few minutes later planning work for the challenge had started.
“At first 25 miles seemed a bit daunting but when I looked up the route it has a bit of everything and should prove to be an enjoyable day out.
Mr Murphy has issued a rallying cry to fellow Fisher fans – and anyone who wants to help them make it home.
“To make this a success, we need as many of our supporters and members to join in as possible – joining the walk and encouraging friends and family to donate,” he said.
“It may look like a bit of a trek, but surely it’s worth it for the benefit it will provide to OUR club!
“And if you are unable to join us on the 13th, then please donate via the link to help us get back to where belong.”
To donate please visit www.chuffed.org/project/bring-fisher-fc-home
If you’d like to join the walk, which starts at 8:30am in St Albans on Saturday 13 June, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Visit Fisher’s website: www.fisherfc.co.uk