Your club needs you – so now’s the time to pledge your commitment to Wanderers’ volunteer force by signing up to the next working party at Adams Park on Sunday 9th July.
Growing in numbers each year since the takeover of the club by the Supporters Trust in 2012, the team of volunteers - known as PALS - provides the opportunity to help your club by giving up time to lend a hand, whether it be assisting with the up-keep of the stadium, supporting the staff in the office, or offering specialist expertise when the club has a particular requirement.
PALS have organised a dedicated day of work around the stadium to prepare for the new season, with tasks including painting, gardening and seat cleaning.
The session runs from 9.30am to 4pm, with lunch included, though there is no obligation to stay for the full session – all contributions of time and effort are greatly appreciated.
General manager Michael Davies said: “Everyone at the club is hugely excited for the new season and there’s plenty of work to be done to ensure the stadium is ready for the arrival of another 100,000 supporters over the course of the year.
“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who gives up their time for the club and hope to have a big turnout on July 9th for a big team effort to keep our proud home looking at its best.”
It's estimated that PALS saves the club at least £70,000 each year in labour, based on the number of hours worked even at the minimum wage by dozens of supporters over the course of a season.
This year saw the introduction of the Volunteer of the Year trophy at the club's annual awards dinner, which was won by Alan Hodgson for his tireless efforts both on matchdays and during the week in a number of roles.
“There is nothing better than saying 'we did that' when I come to support the team on matchdays," said Alan. "It gives me a feeling of immense pride and I really feel part of the club.”
If you are able to commit for the day, the morning or the afternoon please email the club on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01494 472100 for more details.