Bakery staff clean up at Thetford FC

PUBLISHED: 08:20 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 21:59 07 July 2010

Rebecca Gough

A BAKING stalwart rolled up his sleeves for a different kind of job when he volunteered to help out at Thetford Football Club.

A BAKING stalwart rolled up his sleeves for a different kind of job when he volunteered to help out at Thetford Football Club.

When the club accepted a helping hand from staff at Warburtons in Thetford, they didn't realise the company's executive directory, Brett Warburton would arrive.

Part of the family bakers' fifth generation, Mr Warburton helped the team of eight as part of the company's Make a Difference Day.

Mr Warburton said: “Clubs like Thetford are often run on the goodwill of a few volunteers, so sometimes rather than a cash donation, they just need some help doing the things they either don't have the time to do or can't do themselves.

“What a Difference a Day Makes is an element of our commitment to local communities, while bringing together employees, friends, families, suppliers and customers to make a real difference in a single day and on a local level.

“As a company we are dedicated to giving something back to the community wherever possible and we're delighted we could help.”

Depot workers gave up a day's work to clean the club by brushing out and disinfecting showers, scrubbing down walls and floors in the changing area, cleaning out the bar and lounge and giving the Kitchen a scrub. Outside, they filled pot holes in the car park.

General manager of the Thetford depot, Ian Dickerson, said: “It really was in need of a clean. There was mud everywhere in the changing rooms because of the wet weather we've had recently and we had to scrape it off before we could get in and clean properly.

“Getting your hands dirty and sparing a little bit of time can work wonders. We hope the club enjoys the work we've done. It should be much easier for them to keep clean now too.”

Chairman of Thetford Town Football Club, Mick Bailey, thanked the volunteers and said he was delighted with their work.

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