Dagenham shopkeeper gives £1,000 to community football club
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A supermarket owner has donated £1,000 to a community football club.
Kirit Patel, 60, who has run Nisa Supermarket in Wood Lane, Dagenham, for the past 20 years, presented members of Westhamians FC with a cheque for £1,000 on Saturday.
The sum was generated through the supermarket chain’s Making A Difference Locally charity, which allows shops to raise cash through the sale of a particular product that managers can then give to a local cause of their choice.
Kiritm, who has previously donated to the Osborne Partnership and a couple of schools, was delighted to be helping out the club.
He said: “I love football and grassroots clubs are vital for the game, but sadly many have closed down over the years.
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“It’s great to be able to help a local cause and give something back to the community, and great for the customers to see where their money’s going.
“If anyone from the area has a good cause that needs money, please come and speak to me.”
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