|FORCED ENTRY: The badly damaged door at Chelmsley Town Football Club|
A FUNDRAISING appeal was launched today following news that the Chelmsley Town Football Club clubhouse had suffered a break-in.
Thieves targeted the premises stealing TVs and laptops, raiding the till and smashing up the jukebox.
The culprits had forced their way into the building in the early hours of this morning, between 1am-2.30am.
Solihull Ladies United FC, one of the sides to play at the ground, have set up a crowdfunding page in the hope of raising £500 to replace some of the missing items and repair the damage done by the burglars.
Despite only going live this morning, by teatime supporters had already pledged over half the target sum.
A spokesperson for Solihull Ladies said: "It is difficult for many grassroots football teams to find quality facilities and when incidents like this happen it affects many within the community.
"In particular this club, its owners, and locals have helped support our Ladies Team...get off the ground at a time that we were in desperate need of support and funding, and came so very close to folding. It is our turn now to do our bit to give back to this club and to rally around in support."
Donations can be made via the JustGiving page. If you have any information about the break-in call West Midlands Police on 101.