Accrington-based business ‘Robert Nicholas For Steel’ have always held a strong passion for helping the local football community, and this was on display once more this season after the founder of the company, Bill Rhind, held a meeting with Radcliffe Borough President Bernard Manning Jr.
Mr Rhind offered to build a new stand at Taurus Park for free, which offers protection for supporters against the typical Radcliffe weather, and is displayed to the right of the ground’s new turnstiles.
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With all the new developments which have taken place over the course of the summer and throughout the season so far, Mr Rhind was naturally disappointed to hear news of the fire which destroyed the ground’s main stand.
He said: “This company has always tried to do its best to help out the local communities in the area and hearing news of the fire was terrible.
“Following conversations with Bernard, I decided to get involved with the club as they needed assistance with the stand in order to comply with league restrictions.
“I am very pleased with the final outcome, I have received good feedback from everyone at the club when I attended last week’s game against West Didsbury & Chorlton.
“Considering the fire occurred on Sunday night, the club did brilliantly to get the game on just two days later. It’s important the local community now show their support for their local club as we intend to do so ourselves going forward.”
Radcliffe Borough continue their league campaign at home again this Saturday when they host Tadcaster Albion at 15:00.
To make a contribution to the redevelopment of the ground, or to help fund the rebuilding of a new main stand, go to their JustGiving page: http://bit.ly/2hkkcxC.