THE WITTON COLUMN – an update with media assistant, Paul Harper

ONE of the big things that I enjoy about being a part of the team at Witton Albion is the fantastic community spirit around the club.

There is a great group of people who work really hard to keep the club going, many of them volunteers, and it is like one big family.

I’ve only been associated with the club for a season or so, but everyone has made me feel incredibly welcome, are really friendly and put their heart and soul into Witton Albion Football Club.

Money can’t buy that kind of spirit.

It’s special and there are plenty of special people involved at Wincham Park.

This weekend, a group of Wittoners are taking part in a sponsored walk to our home fixture against Gainsborough Trinity.

It has become an annual event, to help raise funds to help the club but also for other local good causes, and to complete a fantastic challenge as a group of supporters.

Whereas in previous years, the walk has been from Wincham Park to an away fixture, this year, the hardy group of Wittoners will embark on an eight and a half mile walk (hope I’m not doing them a disservice with that figure, blame Google Maps!) from The Tunnel Top in Dutton to Albion’s home ground, to arrive in time for our Northern Premier League fixture against Gainsborough.

They’ll start as a group and finish as a group, because it’s all about sticking together, pulling through and achieving a common goal, and that is what is great about the people at this club.

It sums them up perfectly.

It is fantastic what they are doing and they will be raising money for the Wincham Park Charity Fund and another brilliant Northwich-based good cause, The Petty Pool Trust.

It’s the community helping the community and that’s what is so good about so many great initiatives being run by the club.

The club puts so much back into the local community, it’s fantastic to see, as football can be used as such a positive tool for so many who may not be as fortunate as the rest of us.

Good luck to all the walkers for their adventure on Saturday.

If you would like to sponsor them for all their efforts, please get in touch with one of the committee members at the club.

Your support will be appreciated by the walkers, but also by the good causes for whom they are fundraising.