Thursday 13 May 2004

WICKFORD DYNAMOS CELEBRATE AT SOUTHEND

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Network Rail has donated £200 to Wickford Town Football Club’s Under 11 team.  The donation was made at half time during Southend United’s match against Torquay on Saturday 8 May.              Wickford Town coaches Tony Disley and Chris Barnes said: “We are delighted to have received this sponsorship from Network Rail.  The team really enjoyed their day-out at Southend’s match and we have decided, as a team, to spend the money on training equipment.”      Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail General Manager said: “Safety is the railway industry’s top priority and this includes railway crime.  Every year many children are witnessed playing on the railway.  The railway is not a playground and every act of trespass has the possibility to end in tragedy.”

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