Published: 5 November 2012
Wednesfield Aces are proud to announce the official opening of the clubhouse on November 10 at the club’s Community Open Day.
Since the morning of 6 August when club members received the devastating news that mindless vandals had broken into the beloved clubhouse and set fire destroying 50 years of history have worked tirelessly to get the clubhouse back to its former glory.
With the help of local volunteers - to name just a few Tony Arnold who has been at the club what seems to be day and night assisting committee member and Project Manager Tony Mullinder with coordinating work that has been carried out by many local business, and the help of Paula Doherty (mother of Scott Doherty) and her troops rallying round local shop and businesses fund raising etc.
“We have totalled the cost of the work for the redevelopment to approximately £15,000 yes that’s fifteen thousand pounds. The workmanship and the quality of the materials is second to none. The security facilities installed are state of the art,” said Wednesfield Aces communications officer Glyn Rowley.
“I would like to extend our gratitude to all volunteers and businesses that supported our cause.
Carvers Builders Merchants – plaster board and insulation, Jewson Wednesbury - studding and timber, Yale UK – security products, Hingley Contractors - carpentry fire doors flooring and plastering, Ashmore Glass - windows doors and facias, Johnstones Paints – paints and wall coverings, Dodds Electrical – full rewire including consumer board, Unite Union - cash donation, Plumbase - hot water system, Royal Carpets – carpets and lino, Profence – security fencing and gates, Fattys Fishing Tackle – hefty donation through competition fishing, Wright Bros Skip Hire - skips, Howdens Joinery Willenhall – fully fitted kitchen, Our Own Future – furnishings, Gilberts Bar – Donation.
“The open day on November 10th is less than 100 days from the attack which I think shows the overwhelming support received by everyone. We are expecting Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish to cut the ribbon, however this is subject to her demanding training regime.”