Thatto Heath Crusaders suffer second arson attack 

Josh McAllister
Thatto Heath Crusaders

Thatto Heath Crusaders are once again raising funds following the second arson attack on their training barn.

The National Conference League side suffered the shocking attack last week. They were also targets of an arson attack in January 2020 and raised £6,135 towards the damage. 

Extensive damage has been suffered to the core of the structure as well as the 4G playing surface and the club has stated the costs will likely exceed £80,000.

The training barn was used by the whole club and community groups, as well as other sports teams from all ages.

The club has set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of £10,000.

Thatto Heath raising funds for damage costs

They also added in a statement: “Whilst we are insured and are working hard to recover from the situation there will be lots of other costs that the club will have to bear. 

“Not least we now have to find alternative training facilities for all of our own teams. And we have lost what was a vital stream of income from external groups who paid to rent the barn.

“The support and offers of help we have received so far from the wider community and Rugby League family has been overwhelming.

“We have setup this page to try and help us cover some of these costs. Any donation you can make however small will be appreciated.

“If anyone would like to offer other services or items please let us know.”

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