WEYMOUTH fans have raised £200 in memory of a Kings Langley supporter and sponsor Matt Allcock, who passed away shortly after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in January.
The Weymouth Supporters Association, on behalf of the club, collected money during the 2-1 loss to Basingstoke Town (whose directors and staff chipped in as well) in memory of Allcock, who had numerous roles within the club.
The club, nicknamed the Lango, in response to the supporters’ association announcing the total, said: “This is unbelievable, we can’t thank you enough.”
This adds to the incredible sums raised by Langley after Allcock’s passing, with the club able to announce they had raised £22,590 (including £8,300 from Just Giving) following their next game after his passing, against Staines Town.
Josh Barton, one of the Weymouth directors, said: “When we found out the tragic news about Matt Allcock it was very much in our minds, because clearly an incident like that puts football very much to the backburner and certainly puts things into perspective.
“Full credit to the Weymouth FC Supporters’ Association.
“It was quite heartfelt for a lot of supporters and the football family in general, particularly at this level of the game to get together in such tragic circumstances.”
Iain Stone, from the Weymouth Supporters’ Association, said: “It was from everyone at Weymouth Football Club, we just did the collection. We went to the board and said could we do it, and they said yes.
“We just thought it would be a nice gesture.
“He (Allcock) was doing things for the community and it is nice see the community doing stuff back to help his family.”