A thank you to the community:
As the football season comes to a close, Paul Burch (Ash United FC Press Officer), reflects on the past season and looks forward to the end of July where they will be starting in a new league following FA restructuring. In the open letter to Ash & the Community, he gives special thanks to local resident Pat, Len & Jonathan Scott, who played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognising Pat, Len & Jonathan Scott:
In Paul’s letter, he explains how he was disappointed he had missed an opportunity to nominate Pat and her family for the Guildford Mayors awards. This is because of the support given to both Ash FC and the community. Ash FC decided to pay Pat a visit to present her with a special Community Heroes award “in recognition of her exceptional work supporting our community”. Paul Burch invited Ash Parish News to watch as the award was given. Upon receiving the award, Pat said,
“I cannot think of enough words to say thank you, I don’t deserve it. I just wanted to help”.
Ash FC also presented a large bunch of flowers, an Ash FC tracksuit for Jonathan and a bottle of wine for Len.
Letter from Paul Burch (Ash United FC)
The club would like to thank the fantastic work done by the local community, in raising money during the COVID-19 pandemic, for us to financially survive, for which we are extremely grateful. We used some money to purchase both squads, brand-new tracksuits, which carry a thank you to Ash logo.
These tracksuits were unfortunately delayed due to a shipping error and supplier shutdown, but arrived recently and all the squad is now wearing them.
The collection and donations were organised by the amazing Pat Scott and her husband Len, plus her son Jonathan. They organised the collections and deliveries of all the masks and dealt with all the finances, with the help of St Marys Church. The mask making was the job of Bill and Jenny Cole, for which we are grateful also.
The Mayor’s awards are given to those nominated by residents in the borough for going out of their way to improve the lives of others. After the Mayor’s awards, I was disappointed that Pat & Len had not been nominated and feel their contribution, which has upset me and the club.
In lieu of the mayors ward, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Scot family, your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Finally, thank you to all the local sponsors who have stuck with us, during this difficult time and for our loyal supporters for being with us during the good and bad times.
Press Officer for Ash United Football Club
Ash FC and its grounds
Since March 21st 2020, the club had been completely closed for all activities due to COVID-19. This has been particularly hard for the club as it means it has lost its income from our football matches and its Community Fun day.
Apart from the football activities, the grounds are home to a Children’s Dance Club, Tots Club, Slimming World and also a Dog Training School.
As England began to unlock, these clubs have been able to return, which provides a vital income to maintain the facility and its grounds.
You can find out more about the Ash FC and the other activities visit their Website News – Ash United Football Club.