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Storm-hit Ipswich Wanderers FC appeals for funds to fix damage caused by freak gust of wind

PUBLISHED: 12:40 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:40 10 May 2019

Ipswich Wanderers' ground pictured after the storm damage. Picture: JOE TOPPLE

Ipswich Wanderers' ground pictured after the storm damage. Picture: JOE TOPPLE

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Ipswich Wanderers Football Club has appealed for donations to help fix substantial damage caused by a freak gust of wind, which blew the roof off its main stand.

Ipswich Wanderers' ground pictured after the storm damage. Picture: JOE TOPPLEIpswich Wanderers' ground pictured after the storm damage. Picture: JOE TOPPLE

The roof and much of the structure at the main stand in Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich collapsed in a heap of metal after storms to their toll on Saturday, May 4.

Shocked by the damage the wind caused, the club now plans to fix it - with volunteers already starting to dismantle the damaged areas.

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However it needs money to be able to do so and is appealing for people to help with the cost of the repairs.

It has already raised £254 but is hoping for more.

Club chairman David Bugg said following the damage: "There was shock when people first saw it. The only good thing was that we didn't have a game on at the time.

"Thank goodness no-one was in the stand."

Those who can help should contact Ipswich Wanderers by visiting the club's website.

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