Paultons Cricket Club was the victim of an arson attack in January. Crews from Redbridge, Romsey, St Mary’s and Eastleigh arrived to find half of the building engulfed in flames, with a nearby vehicle destroyed in the fire.

A fundraiser to help rebuild the club was set up by Ryan Collingwood and donations have flooded in.

“Paultons roots stretch back as far as 1890, with the current facility being built in 1957. A focal point of the community for many years, we run 3 adult sides and a plethora of youth sides, all servicing the local community.”

“As a small business, we don’t have the luxury of having money spare to supplement the work that will be covered by our insurance, so we’re looking for help from the local community to help us get back up and running as soon as possible. Any and all donations will be massively appreciated!”

Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuilding-paultons-cc-after-an-arson-attack to make a donation.