Fisher give fans' food for thought on Non-League Day

Monday 01st September 2014

FISHER are offering Football for a Fiver for Sunday’s FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie against Woodstock Sports to mark Non-League Day 2014.

However, the Southern Counties East Football League club’s offer applies to all fans who support the Pecan Foodbank with donations of spare change or food.  Volunteers from the Foodbank will be on-hand to collect donations at the gate.

All supporters who make a donation, of any amount, will get a £2 discount on Fisher’s standard admission prices. 

This means adults can enjoy the game for just £5, while concessions (including all young people aged 16-21) will see admission prices slashed to just £2.

The Pecan Foodbank is a Southwark-based service run by the Pecan organisation who support vulnerable people and families in the borough.

A foodbank is a store where food donated by the community is banked and can be drawn on by people in crisis.

It is designed to help individuals in need by providing free emergency food for three days, which is the period assessed as the minimum time it takes for the appropriate agencies to be in a position to assist. 

The foodbank completely relies on the public to exist – donations from local businesses, schools, community groups and individuals and more details can be found by visiting

Fisher chairman Ben Westmancott said: “Non-League Day is a special day every year, as it gives supporters of Premier League and Championship clubs an incentive to visit their local non-league team and enjoy the experience of a real grassroots game.

“We have cut our admission prices to encourage those fans along, but we also want to use the opportunity to support a fantastic local organisation who provide crucial support to people in need.

“We have an excellent relationship with Millwall FC who I know have also supported Pecan with collections at games and we would love to see Lions fans at our game where they can get behind Bermondsey’s non-league side.

“For just a fiver and a donation of food or spare change to the Pecan Foodbank, all fans will get to see what is set to be a great game of FA Vase football featuring players who are giving their all for their local team.”

Suitable donations of food include pasta sauce, tinned vegetables (but not baked bins), tinned meat or fish, tea bags or coffee, cereals, fruit juice and UHT milk.  However, soup and pasta are not required.  

As the foodbank is staffed by volunteers then donations of your spare cash are just as welcome as food!

Non-League Day is an annual event, scheduled on a weekend where they are no Premier League or Championship fixtures.

Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

This year’s main event takes place on Saturday, but Fisher – a supporter-owned club that are jointly-managed by Billy Walton and Simon Halsey – play Sittingbourne based Woodstock Sports on Sunday as Dulwich Hamlet are at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the Ryman Premier League on Saturday, kicking off at the traditional time of 3 o’clock.

The Hamlet are giving all fans the chance to pay what they want for their game on Saturday and bid to attract a record crowd to Champion Hill.

The Fish are giving fans the chance to enjoy a second match at the same venue over the Non-League Day weekend and to make an important contribution to a good cause at the same time.

Sunday’s game kicks off earlier at 1 o’clock and both fixtures will be played at Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich, London SE22 8BD. 

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