Shots Dig Charity Challenge

Two Shots legends supported another great community fundraising event in aid of The Source Young People’s Charity on Friday.

Commercial Manager Mark Butler and Head Groundsman Andy Nunn accepted Millgrove Construction’s Digger Challenge with varying success, but still helped to raise money for The Source at Smith Dorrien House on Queens Avenue, the HQ of Grainger PLC’s new Wellesley development of Aldershot Garrison.

The Challenge was to pick up as many tennis balls as possible in three minutes, using a spoon attached to the bucket of one of CJ Charlton Plant Hire’s on-site mini-diggers.

An expectant crowd gathered to watch the fiercely-competitive challenge. Butler went first and managed just three in 180 seconds, but it was still enough to defeat the former Shots left-back, who could only scoop two. Both, though, paled in comparison to a resident ‘professional’ who scooped 15 in his allotted time.

Butler admitted: “I’ve never operated one of these machines in my life and was quite nervous with everybody watching! I had no idea what I was doing really but it was great fun, and a lovely way to help raise money for one of our key local charities. It’s exciting to see all of these organisations working together to make a difference in our town, and I’m very proud that Aldershot Town are at the heart of this work.”

“All of the money raised here goes straight back into helping the lives of young people in the local area,” said The Source Chief Executive Adam Stacey. “It’s been lots of fun but their efforts have been absolutely superb. It’s fantastic to have so many members of our local community coming together over their lunch break to do something which gives so much back to that community.

“The Source is in a really healthy position at the moment and the Youth Café continues to be really busy. We’ve recently had new signage delivered by another of our local partners, Reade Signs, giving us professional signage for the first time in the ten years that we have been here. It all makes a massive difference and all of our clients really appreciate the help that everybody is giving.”

Aldershot Town thanks Millgrove Construction, Moore Transport Ltd and CJ Charlton Plant Hire for their assistance.