Unfortunately the Covid-19 situation didn’t only put paid to the Good Friday clash against Boreham Wood, it also meant our friends at Alzheimers & Dementia Support Services were unable to present their session at the Kuflink Stadium or make use of a bucket collection at the ground.
What’s more, we have learned this week that their minibus was stolen and found burned out in the local area.
And as a result the Fleet Supporters Trust have since made a generous donation to the charity of £1,000 to go towards replacing the vehicle.
Trust chairman John Burgess said, “Yesterday should have seen a fundraising event at the game being played at the Kuflink Stadium to raise funds for the local Alzheimers support group based in Northfleet. This was cancelled due to the game not being played. Unfortunately their minibus has been stolen and burnt out by criminals. The Fleet Supporters’ Trust Board has today agreed to donate £1,000 to the appeal for a replacement minibus.”
The specially adapted minibus is a crucial service usually used to provide vital transport to enable people living with dementia to attend The Beacon Day Support. However, with the service suspended the charity had been using the bus to help local hospitals discharge medically fit patients into our care at home service. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the charity or Kent Police.
More crucially in the short term, ADSS is seeking to replace their bus to continue their fantastic work in our community.
If you can spare what you would have put in the matchday bucket collection or more to help them, there is an online donation page at the link below to help them on their way: