Help the Hatters Update 66







Welcome to this the 66th Help the Hatters Update.
It is some  weeks since last we were able to fill your in tray with stuff which we hope will be of interest.
A lot has been going on recently, but much of the detail of the hard work the supporters group has put in at the stadium and in the Bung has been adequately covered in the recent four page leaflet that you may or may not have been handed a copy of in and around SK3, so this missive will not recap on all that, but concentrate instead on very recent happenings, with a dash of what’s ahead thrown in for good measure.
With the season underway, with NY’s boys strutting their stuff at the right end of the table, Help the Hatters has ensured that the Bungalow continued to maintain its reputation for offering a warm and friendly pre-match welcome for County fans whilst generating moneys via the sale of beer ( 50p per pint still goes to the Players Fund pre…and for the first hour post match),food  and the football cards.



We have tried to make pre-match a good experience, and prior to the Brackley game  this was most definitely the case with 100 year old County Legend George Haigh present  for a simply brilliant example of all that is great about being connected to Stockport County.



George was in lively form whether being interviewed by Jon Keighren.....




 or presenting County with a magnificent trophy ,and £1000,to help with admin costs..........




Typically the trophy is to be given annually to a young player. We cannot wait to host George again when next he is in these parts!
Saturday’s game v Alfreton Town , saw the spotlight switch , at half time, to another County Legend, none other than John Fitzpatrick the driving force and inspiration of Help the Hatters. 




It was a great surprise, but a welcome one to see John honoured on the pitch with a presentation by Osher Williams of a neat County print. John has already been installed as a Club Ambassador, and this latest honour was again well deserved and royally responded to by the crowd!
Sunday, after Alfreton, saw Help the Hatters in action at Booth Street where Angela Moore had organised the latest Car Boot Sale.



Over 90 booters were on site, some as early as 5.30am, and the place was busy right up to closure at 1pm, with a mix of new Help the Hatters faces and usual suspects doing brilliant work raising vital funds to ensure we can keep on doing what we are doing.



Sustenance was kindly provided by Angela, and my bacon butty with brown sauce hit the spot precisely, washed down by a white coffee. Have I mentioned cake yet ? No?.....Well……………... our leader did us proud again with a wonderful Ginger Cake!




We are not sure yet as to whether there will be a final Car Boot in October, so watch this space, but to ensure you do not miss out on the cake, be sure to respond positively should Angela ask for volunteers- you will not go home hungry!

To close we will refer again to the Players Fund, which Help the Hatters is proud to administer, and draw your attention to the  effort being made on 1 October 2015 to boost the Fund via ‘ Neil Youngs Gold Rush’.

If you can ,please make a donation on that date, or indeed before, via any of the following ……




All the above sites host established Players Fund buttons, and the Supporters Cooperative  button can also be reached via the link on the header of…






Plus.....a new button has recently been sited here......




Last season we raised £3400 in one day……can we beat this?……...only you can answer that!

And...finally.....have you been on www.hattershalf.co.uk   

          .......recently?....Then please do so and take a look at the link near the top of the page to the race video. This is a truly excellent professional item put together by none other than Help the Hatters very own top man David Wright, who can be contacted via  d.wright_08@hotmail.co.uk- great work David ! 

Ian Brown 

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