Hitchin Town FC have received another boost courtesy of their landlords, the Cow Commoners Trust. With no football income and the social club now being closed, finances are being severely stretched and it came as a major relief for the club when the trustees of the Cow Commoners Trust agreed to forego the rent for the quarter to 25th June.

Now the club have heard from the trustees that they are also going to give the club a further rent free period to 29th September. The trustees had discussed the current circumstances and decided to allow a further rent free period to help the club through this difficult period.

Managing Director Andy Melvin was quick to express his gratitude to the trustees of the Cow Commoners Trust:

“I thought it was a magnificent gesture of support at a very difficult time when the trustees agreed to offer a rent free period to June. To now hear that they are giving a further rent free period to September is quite unprecedented and I very much doubt if any landlords across the country have been as supportive as the Cow Commoners Trust have been to the football club. I would like to pass on my grateful thanks to all the trustees.”

Treasurer Roy Izzard agreed with Andy Melvin’s comments:

“I am also so grateful to the trustees for their generosity. Like Andy I was absolutely delighted that the trustees gave us a rent free period to June and certainly did not expect to get any further support. Needless to say this will make a big difference at a time when we are struggling to keep our heads above water and on behalf of all our supporters I want to thank the trustees for their support when it has been most needed.”

BY ROY IZZARD