LOCAL CHARITY DEVASTATED BY THEFT
Last night thieves broke into a container stealing all the outdoor equipment of Fareham’s Friday Night Club including three off-road buggies, helmets and archery equipment. The Friday Night Club provides activities for people with learning disabilities/ mental health issues.
The most popular activities are the off-roading and the archery and it is difficult to see how the charity will continue in the short-term. Our clients are upset as their outdoor activities are the highlight of their week.
‘We are devastated by what has happened after all our hard work fundraising to buy the buggies and equipment’ said Geoff Knipe, the group’s founder and CEO, ‘please keep your eyes open and if you spot anything that might look like any of our things contact the police.’
Over the last six months the Friday Night Club has been working with the Land Trust to develop facilities at Knowle Haven to host the outdoor activities. The club had laid a track for the buggies, erected a marquee to house the archery activities during the winter and is currently fundraising to build an accessible toilet block at Knowle Haven. This theft is a tremendous set-back. The charity is still counting the cost of the theft and damage but it will be over £10,000.
Geoff Knipe is available for interview on 07826 309186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information phone Steve Taylor, chair of Friday Night Charity on 07572 109025 or email@example.com
Or phone Sue Morse, chair of the Friday Night Club CIC on 07770 728271 or firstname.lastname@example.org