Help the Hatters End of Season Update.





With the season drawing to a close, it is perhaps time to catch up with recent happenings involving Help the Hatters.
The season has been a momentous one for supporters of Stockport County, who, via the Supporters Cooperative now have a share holding in their great Club, along with representation at future Club Board Meetings.
The share holding element reflects great credit on County fans, who have responded generously all season to appeals to put wind in the sails of Steve Gibbon`s Players Fund initiative.
Help the Hatters were happy to join Steve and help manage the initiative which has contributed £15000 to Alan Lord`s playing budget over the season.

Part of the successful story for County supporters, in a season of relative disappointment on the field, has been the effort to transform the Bungalow into somewhere County supporters want to frequent pre and post match, in the knowledge that by so doing the Players Fund gets a boost.

Before......





After......







The Bung is transformed into a rather neat place to go now….and a regular venue for top bands. This is entirely due to the hard work of our Working Parties which have been a twice ( sometimes three time) feature of weekly HtH life throughout 2014/15.
`The Show Must Go On’ as the man said….and Help the Hatters are determined that it will……

 
Two new species of aquatic life were discovered on Bank Holiday Friday

.Recently, brilliantly organised by Angela Moore, we held our first Car Boot Sale of the year on Booth Street Car Park, and the earnest band of HtH supporters who turned out( some as early as 06.00 ) on the coolest and wettest of Stockport days, are to be commended. 

 
...and a few land locked vertibrates after bargains too......


There`s another one coming up soon, so please respond positively to Angela`s plaintive appeals for help, if you can, the Car Boot`s are a valuable fund raiser for us and ensure we can keep on doing what we do!
Meanwhile, back at the Bung Help the Hatters laid on free food as a thank you to County supporters who had helped throughout the season- Barbara, Karen and Natalie ensuring absolutely nobody went to the game v Oxford City hungry. Well done ladies!


 
Food....Give me Food  !!!!

With the interior of the Bung pretty much ship shape now, eyes turned back to the exterior of the property. Ralph is just awaiting materials to enable him to sort the roof tiles issue, so Sunday 12 th saw the first Outdoor Bung Working Party of the season take place.

 
Fitzy & Biggles fan the flames......

Only 7 turned out, but `its quality not quantity that counts’ I think that man said again, and he`s right as the WP did some great stuff…….
Fitzy was well on burning rubbish before anyone arrived…..






 
Ralph, giving it some !


Ralph turned his hand to grass cutting allied to a bit of fire raising as he burnt off the excess grass….

 
Jules fencing with Biggles !



Biggles set about painting the fence at the rear, joined by Jules, who had previously tidied up the Bung Car Park.


 
This weeks great comp...`who is this ?'

A shed load of litter was removed from around the bowling green along with a massive amount of heavy duty but time ravaged building paper, and  various unusable chairs and tables!
The object is to make the exterior a good place to go to on a warm summers evening, and this was a good start.
The next Bung Outdoor Working Party will take place on Sunday next 19 April at 10 a.m- please consider joining us!

Ian Brown        

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