Waitrose Bath have organised a football match against Waitrose Keynsham just over a year after their last charity match, with the two stores raising money for the Big Bath City Bid.
This year’s event is taking place at Twerton Park on Sunday 30th August, with kickoff at 6.30pm.
The Big Bath City Bid is the community group that hope to raise enough money to turn Bath City FC into a community run club.
The membership model proposed is not too dissimilar to the Partnership model that Waitrose operate under; with the one member one vote rule.
It will also make Bath City sustainable for years to come as they won’t be relying on big money backers.
Instead their future will be determined by how many fans they have getting behind the scheme.
The club will then connect with more people through more community work.
Last August Keynsham beat Bath 5-3 despite going 2-0 early on, however Bath are confident they can come out on top on home turf.
This was held on Keynsham Town’s AJN Stadium and raised money for the Kelston Road Football Project.
The players are all paying for the privilege of playing on one of the best grounds in the South West and it’s free for people to watch; with the left over money from the pitch hire going to the Bid.
There will be a donation bucket behind the bar for those to wish to contribute any spare change to the cause, with the club bar open from 5.30pm-10pm.