EAST Thurrock United football club has been granted a significant donation by the Veolia Mardyke Trust to replace their ageing floodlights.
To mark the event and to celebrate the community involvement of both the Trust and East Thurrock United, the club has joined forces with Treetops Special School in Thurrock and has entered the Ryman Disability Cup.
They will play a game against Maidstone United Deaf on Friday (March 1st) which will be preceded by a demonstration game between young players from Treetops, starting at 6pm, to be followed by an official lights switch on ceremony by Charlie Curtis, Chair of the Veolia Mardyke Trust.
The club are extremely grateful for their help and support which will help them progress as a club and extend their role in the wider community.
The lights switch on ceremony will be around 7pm.
Entry to the matches is free and the club hope the local community will turn out to support their local special school on their debut in competitive football.