Binos make Food-bank donation despite football uncertainty

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Stirling Albion FC has donated over £1700 to charitable organisation Start-Up Stirling despite uncertainties over League 2’s restart.

The Forthbank club were forging ahead with their playoff challenge when all SPFL competitions were cancelled until further notice, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to these cancellations, many clubs in Scotland are facing financial hardships.

However, the Binos were able to count on their supporters and the local community to support them in their time of need, as they raised over £10,000 to keep the club running.

But today, the Stirling based club has given back to the local community with a generous contribution to the ‘Start-up Stirling’ organisation.

The donation was made possible by the club’s ‘Donate a Ticket’ scheme wherein supporters could gift a ‘ticket’ to the club via online payments, with the club’s major shareholder topping up the donation.

Speaking to Brig, Stirling Albion FC Chairman Stuart Brown said:

“Stirling Albion Football Club and Supporters’ Trust are delighted to have been in a position to donate a total of £1730 to Start Up Stirling to assist them in aiding those suffering hardships across Stirling and its surrounding communities. 

“On the back of a staggeringly successful GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for Stirling Albion due to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we were united in our desire to help others in need. 

“In addition to the donations to Start Up Stirling, we have been able to help Strathcarron Hospice and our adopted team in Gambia, The Gambinos. 

“Stirling Albion is fully committed to working in and for our community, either through football participation or simply assisting, by whatever manner appropriate, those that are disadvantaged and unable to do so.”

Start-up Stirling is a charitable organisation with two foodbanks based in Stirling, who are dedicated to helping struggling people in the Stirlingshire area.

You can help out their cause through this link here: https://startupstirling.org.uk/

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