Since the announcement of the agreement to purchase the land at Frenches Field for a new home for the Poppies, many people have been eager to start fundraising. Until a clear plan is in place though, this is a difficult thing to start. There are also improvements needed at our current home at Latimer Park, although the club have stated that any additions to the infrastructure at Latimer Park will also be able to be moved to our new home at the relevant time.
The most talked about possible improvement to the ground amongst fans has been the idea of a “Tin Hat” at the Morrisons end of the ground. It is a widely held view that it would greatly improve the atmosphere - particularly when it comes to games requiring segregation.
To this end, the Poppies Supporters Trust have decided to launch a “Tin Hat Fund” - in order to raise the money to put a Tin Hat at the Morrisons end of the ground - which can then be moved to a new facility in the future.
Having spoken to the club, the stand will cost in the region of £25,000. This is a considerable sum, which will realistically require a huge effort to achieve - but let’s give it a go - you never know!
The Trust will be launching several fundraising initiatives to try and achieve our goal - the first of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we have an account set up and ready - so anyone who wishes to simply make a donation to the fund can do so by paying into this account:
Account Name: Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust
Sort Code: 30-94-68
Account Number: 07080655
Please add the reference “Tin Hat Fund” to any donations.
There will also be collection buckets at the ground on match days - which can be found at Martin Bellamy’s table in the clubhouse, and at the programme table inside the turnstiles.
We hope you will support the Trust in it’s continuing efforts to raise money and donate in such a way to promote the aims and objectives of the Trust and to the benefit of the local community and supporters of the Club.
Up the Poppies!