Accrington Stanley has joined our Finley’s Friends Appeal with a pledge to donate funds from ticket sales.
The club will donate 50p from each adult entry for the game on January 19 against AFC Wimbledon to support our campaign for Holly House specialist child development centre.
Ticket prices have been slashed to £5 for adults and £1 for under 12s in a bid to get a good turnout for the game at the Crown Ground.
Stanley managing director Rob Heys said the club is happy to support the Observer appeal.
He said: "We’re delighted to extend our support of the Finley’s Friends Appeal with the donations from our match against AFC Wimbledon.
"From the start of his appeal we have been involved in helping Finley to raise the money for Holly House, we love to work with organisations and individuals to help raise funds and particularly local ones such as this.
"Finley has been such an inspiration to so many people in Hyndburn and beyond so we’re encouraging everyone to get down to the game to enjoy a family afternoon out and help us to raise money for a very deserving cause."
And Finley’s mum Kelly said she was delighted with the club’s support. She added: "I’m really chuffed that Rob Heys has got on board and I hope there’s a really good turnout for the game.
"It’s nice to have so many people wanting to help out."
As well as proceeds from ticket sales, hoped to exceed £500, there will also be buckets at the gates for people to donate extra funds to our appeal.
The game kicks off at 3pm and the club spent last weekend handing out flyers to raise awareness of the appeal.
PLEASE remember to let us know if you donated money to our appeal from the Swimathon so we can add it to our total.