Steve Dart Football Stand Fundraiser

by Steve Dart Football Stand Fundraiser in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Steve Dart Football Stand Fundraiser
We did it
On 29th April 2022 we successfully raised £6,525 with 149 supporters in 56 days

We are raising money to fund the build of a brand new football community stand at NPTFC, in memory of Steve Dart.

by Steve Dart Football Stand Fundraiser in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The extra money raised will be used to improve the football stand facility even further

''On the 29 of January 2022 our club lost one of it's own when Steve Dart passed away after a short illness, he was 47. I was lucky enough to play football with Steve when he was a promising 17 vear old. Uncompromising in a tackle with a terrific shot it was great to be in the same team as someone so young. A knee injury curtailed his football career and he then turned to cricket, with the obvious choice of playing for our club. When my grandson started playing football he progressed like many before him through our Kickers into a proper team, and alongside him was a plaver called Oliver (or Ollie) who turned out to be Steve's eldest son. Jack, his younger brother also followed suit a couple of years later, and in a chance conversation with Steve, probably on some touchline or other, I mentioned we were looking for a new gateman Steve immediately volunteered his Dad John and there we had it, nearly a full set! Tragedy struck the family when Michelle, Steve's wife was diagnosed with a brain fumour and subsequently passed away in 2019. Steve faced up to this in much the same way as he did football and he and the 2 boys were seldom seen apart as they travelled to and from cricket and football. Our club has lost a true hero but not the memorles. He will always be remembered with respect for the way he conducted himself and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.''

NPTFC Chairman Steve Handley

We are looking to raise enough funds to build a football stand at NPTFC which will be named after Steve, for the use of youth football fans throughout the town. The FA are going to be making a large grant contribution to the stand but we must also raise a proportion to make the project complete. 

We would like to thank Newport Pagnell Cricket Club for also supporting this project after receiving a very generous donation from them, we thank them for their continued support.

We have also been raising funds at NPTFC Games aswell as with other initiatives and have so far raised £1000 towards the cause. This is on top of what is needed on this online fundraiser. 

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