A FOOTBALL club’s decision to donate gate receipts to charity prompted its biggest crowd of the season.
The attendance at Swallownest FC’s recent home match against Shirebrook swelled to 178 after the announcement that half the money raised on the day would go to Sheffield MIND.
Swallownest had run the idea past opponents Shirebrook, whose players joined the home team in making personal donations.
A bucket collection brought the total to £781.62.
Swallownest chairman Mick Kent said: “It has been a fantastic night all round, with everyone getting behind a great cause.
“We’re all delighted to have had such a big crowd, especially on a cold night in midweek. “Thank you to everyone who came and supported the evening.”
Swallownest won the hard fought Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League clash 4-1.
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