Dagenham shopkeeper gives £1,000 to community football club

Nisa Supermarket owner Kirit Patel (centre) presenting a cheque for �1,000 to Westhamians FC first t

Nisa Supermarket owner Kirit Patel (centre) presenting a cheque for �1,000 to Westhamians FC first team manager Simon Walker, alongside players (left to right) Ravi Hussein-Patel, Oluwatoni Adedeji and Dylan Walsh. - Credit: Archant

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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