Chesham United Football Club is looking to raise £15,000 towards upgrading the floodlights at The Meadow - improving spectator safety and, with much brighter lighting across the pitch, allowing a return to the traditional claret & blue playing kit at the start of next season.
In recent years the poor quality lighting has seen the team playing in a predominantly white home strip which has not always proved the most popular with supporters and traditionalists. The upgrade to the floodlights will be fully transferrable to any ground if the club moves in the future and will allow the Board to commit to maintaining a claret & blue strip for the next 20+ years!
In addition to improved visibility, the new floodlights will be considerably more energy efficient than the current lights, reducing the environmental impact of the club. Using less electricity, the upgrade will also help to reduce the running costs at a time when energy bills are rapidly increasing.
The fundraising project is fully endorsed by David Mortimer and John Hatch, co-authors of ‘The Journey to Wembley’ book telling the story of the club’s FA Amateur Cup run in 1967-68:
"Chesham United Football Club has a fantastic history that has created many wonderful memories for the folk of Chesham over the years. For most the memories are of the team playing in claret & blue. By improving the floodlights at The Meadow the club will be able to return to these traditional colours that I know will please the majority of supporters. I am sure that between us all, despite these being challenging times financially for many, we can reach the target in time for next season.”