Club switch for John’s charity fundraiser
Busy time for organisers after first venue closes
Family and friends of tragic John Fowler have finally managed to secure another venue for his fundraiser - weeks after they were forced to cancel the sold-out event.
John’s brother James, along with friends Natalie Frew, Junior Boal and Gordon Bennet, were desperately scrambling to find another venue for the memorial event which was due to take place on September 2 at Cleland Miners Club.
The group were shocked when they read on Facebook that the social club had shut down unexpectedly leaving them without a venue.
They had already sold 300 tickets and had spent hundreds of pounds printing tickets and on merchandise for the big night.
The organisers have now booked out Club 100 in Holytown on October 14.
Talented footballer John, 26, sadly took his own life in February.
The night, in aid of Wishaw based Chris’s House, was organised in a bid to raise awareness and combust the stigma around suicide.
James said: “Unfortunately we need to take in new orders for tickets as we have slightly less this time around. These can be ordered now. If you had already ordered tickets for old event and they haven’t been paid you will need to order again.
“If you have already paid for old tickets, you are guaranteed a ticket for new venue and one of the team will be in touch in the next week or two to drop off new tickets.
“If you can’t make the new date a full refund will be given.
“Once again thank you so much for your support.
“It wouldn’t be possible without you and we can’t wait to see you all at our new and improved venue.”
Former Cleland Club lease holders Paul and Gerard Gallacher blamed the lack of footfall at the club for the sudden closure earlier this month.
They said this meant they did not have the funds required to maintain the building either and had no other choice but to close down.
Tribute John Fowler passed away in February