I feel that I have to pay special thanks to everyone who contributes towards the Cambridge United Lottery who have simply saved the day with the generous donation that enabled the football club to purchase a tractor. This will enable Mick Brown and myself to continue to work on the playing surface and also other areas within the stadium.
What’s it all about? - The football club has had an Iseki tractor and aerator on a lease for four years via Ernest Doe. The lease came to the end of its life on 30th March and we were due to replace the equipment with a new tractor and aerator but the Covid 19 virus came along and the finance company stopped the pre-arranged deal from proceeding. This was totally out of our control at the football club and nobody could have foreseen this coming when the lease arrangements were put in place.
I approached the lottery to ask if there would be any possibility of a contribution towards the cost of buying the tractor which we had previously had on finance back from Ernest doe, the support I received from the lottery committee was simply amazing! I negotiated a really good deal with Ernest Doe on the tractor and the committee accepted and supported what was on the table. From the minute I asked for help to the time we received the tractor back at the stadium was just 36 hours.
I have to thank Dave Matthew-Jones, Brian Thorby and Nigel Browne for all their help they have given the football club and myself during these challenging times, and of course all the people who contribute towards the lottery every week, without your support this would never have been possible.
Thank you for your continued support stay safe & well.
Stadium Manager / Head Groundsman
Cambridge Fans United