Hitchin Town Football Club have received a special Christmas present from the Trustees of the Cow Commoners Trust. For a fourth consecutive quarter the Trustees have decided to give the club a rent free quarter, The chairman of the Trustees Peter Cranfield sent the following message:

In the light of the current COVID situation and the severe tightening of the restrictions, the Trustees have discussed the matter of the rent due on 25th December and we would like to waive the rent for a fourth quarter. We hope that this will support the club through this difficult period.

Very best wishes for Christmas, and let us hope for a much better 2021.

Club officials were quick to praise the generosity and understanding of the Trustees. Managing director Andy Melvin thanked them for their continued support at a very difficult time for the club:

“The Cow Commoners are now proving to be the perfect landlords and I cannot thank them enough for being so helpful. The trustees have understood the severe financial problems the Covid pandemic has caused and have acted to help the club in the best way possible. I am so pleased our relationship with the Trustees is now so positive and constructive as we look to a brighter future.”

Treasurer Roy Izzard was equally delighted at receiving this Christmas boost from the Trustees–

“At a time when our social club is closed indefinitely and with no early resumption of football on the horizon once again all our income streams have been lost. To be given a further rent free quarter at such a difficult time is a great boost and really does help our cash flow. On behalf of everyone at Hitchin Town Football Club I thank the trustees of the Cow Commoners Trust for showing such great support over the past year.”