Football rallies round to help out devastated non league club Bedfont FC after suffering a stadium fire earlier this week.
Firefighters had to tackle a grass fire near Heathrow Airport on Monday the 1st of August with thick black smoke seen in the air and affecting plane traffic.
One hundred firefighters fought the blaze on Hatton Road in Feltham, with London Fire Brigade saying around six hectares of land was on fire.
Emergency services were called to the blaze at around 2.53pm with fire crews from Feltham, Chiswick, Heathrow, Heston and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.
People were advised to keep doors and windows closed as a lot of smoke was being generated by the blaze.
London Fire Brigade stated that the cause of the fire is currently not known but planes at Heathrow Airport were taking off from different runways as a result.
A statement released from Heathrow Noise states: “Good afternoon, due to smoke from a fire off-airport we will be switching back to landing on the northern runway (27R) and taking off from the southern runway (27L). We apologise for the disruption”.
Station Commander Paul Casey, who is at the scene, said: “The fire is producing a large amount of smoke. Residents in the local area, particularly around Bedfont Sports Club, should keep their windows and doors closed”.
Bedfont FC said: “We are extremely devastated to say that our ground has been seriously affected by the fire that has spread across Bedfont, we are small club with a huge family who have been affected by this!
“Everyone is safe, we as committee, staff and players will work to bring the club back!”
They added on Tuesday: “Good Morning All, We want to thank everyone for their support and kind messages!
“We will fight to get this club up and running again but every support or small donation will help.”
We are extremely devastated to say that our ground has been seriously affected by the fire that has spread across Bedfont, we are small club with a huge family who have been affected by this!
We as committed, staff and players will work to bring the club back!
We have built such a huge club from mens to kids. Just about finishing their pitches for the season but the fires have taken it out , we are gutted but for all players across the ages we want to bring the home of Bedfont back for them and everyone!
Any Support Or Small Donation will really help us,thank you all! Click HERE to donate something.
Good Morning All,
We want to thank everyone for their support and kind messages!
— Bedfont F.C (@bedfontfc) August 2, 2022
As mentioned, the football community rallies round to help devastated non league club after stadium fire…
@JWESTBEARD1: Devastating news! Absolutely gutted
@Pandamonium1881: Firstly glad everyone is safe but very sorry to hear of damage to your ground – hope everything comes good for you
@grs_67: Wow, that’s quite shocking, wishing you all the best and hope you guys can get some help to proceed with the season
@Bananas_WFC: Oh shit, this is genuinely tragic. What a shame.
@mattggibbons: So sorry to read this. I’m sure as a club you will receive the support and bounce back.
@pintattheflyer: Class from all clubs offering everything they can. Be good to see a top tier club sort this or players. Best of luck
@SurreySteve3: Gutted for everyone involved at the club. Watched many a game at the ground over the years (Bedfont FC, Feltham FC, Bedfont Town FC and Bedfont & Feltham FC) Always enjoyed my visits to the ground. Hope its not as bad as it looks. The timing could not have been worse ☹️ ?
@gjpurser: So sorry to hear this. Hope you are back up and running asap ??
@AsSowter: Sad to see this. ?
@PaulSkillington: Devastating for the club.? But how heartwarming that there are so many other clubs offering to help out wherever possible. That’s the true spirit of Non-League right there. ????
@NycEnthusiast: @BrentfordFC anyway to help?
@SimonBasey: Gutted for you all, really nice club and have assembled a great team, hope its not as bad as it looks
@SharonCosgrov20: Awful…. I hope the club can recover from this….
@Shazzastreets: Wow really sorry for you guys
@RobHealy373: Sorry to hear about this. Hopefully you will get things sorted soon.
@nickbaileys: Awful. If there is anything that we can do to help at Ashford Town please let us know.
@FCDGalicia: Terrible thing to have happened there. If we can offer any type of help to yourselves or @BritishAFC then please just call on us. Here to help in any way possible. ?
@CorinthianCas: Oh my word. If there’s anything we can do to help, please let us know. Hope you’re able to make a full recovery from this!
@FootballBashley: Really sad news to hear. If we can help in any way whatsoever then please do not hesitate to get in contact.
@tracyteague123: Our thoughts are with u from everyone at Molesey FC Terrible
@OfficialTmufc: Horrible to see. Glad everyone is safe ??
@BLFC1907: ? So sorry to see this guys. Just cannot imagine this happening. If there is anything we can do then please shout
@hanwelltownfc: Awful. Glad everyone is safe. Please let us know if we can help in any way ??❤️
@FarnhamTownFC: So sorry to hear and see this – such a shame for everyone at the club who has worked so hard over the summer months ahead of the season. Anything we can do to help, let us know ?
@MoleseyFC1953: Such devastating news, just so lucky no one was injured. Hope your back up a running soon ?
@squiffyshampton: Jolly Coopers FC are so sorry to see this and wish you all the best for a speedy recovery to the ground ⚽️
@RPVFC: Ahh guys so, so sorry about the terrible fire damage you’ve suffered. Lovely club & a great non league ground. Always nice to visit as a fan or club. How is the clubhouse? Hopefully unaffected. The whole of football wishes Bedfont FC a speedy recovery. Up the yellows! ?? ??
@LangleyFC_: So sorry to hear about this. If we at Langley can help in anyway please give us a shout.