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Bury St Edmunds: Bury Town get big attendance to its “One Town, One Goal” promotion day

PUBLISHED: 11:27 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:05 24 March 2014

Bury Town celebrate gaining Greene King sponsorship. Pictured is life time supporter David Scarf with One Town One Goal t-shirt.

Bury Town celebrate gaining Greene King sponsorship. Pictured is life time supporter David Scarf with One Town One Goal t-shirt.

A football club has welcomed in new fans on a day to raise its profile in Suffolk.

Bury Town was boosted when more than 400 people came along to an activities day called “One Town, One Goal.”

There was live music and competitions on offer with Mark Murphy and Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie presenting their Life’s a Pitch show for BBC Radio Suffolk in the ground.

Russell Ward, club chairman, said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic. We had a decent crowd of 410 people.

“We won 2-0 against Bognor Regis, who are about fourth in the (Ryman Premier) league, and we’re 14th-15th, so it was a good day.

“We want to get people behind us and I think we were worthy of the three points, today so hopefully they will come back.

“The first 50 people through the gate got a T-shirt from Greene King.”

The day also saw the launch of the club’s new sponsorship deal with Bury St Edmunds-based brewer Greene King.

A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing from the village of Goldhanger, just outside Maldon in Essex, has been found.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich has been ordered to pay £118,000 after it admitted breaching four health and safety standards which jeopardised public safety.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has funded a new amnesty bin in Haverhill to support Operation Sceptre – the bin-a-blade initiative in the county.

Top Suffolk guitarist Robert Castellani will be joining touring artists Maneli Jamal and Jon Hart on their UK tour with a support slot at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.

Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets for Gary Barlow’s Thetford Forest concert sold out in less than a day after being snapped up when they went on sale this morning.

It’s a football rivalry which pits Norfolk against Suffolk, county against county, city against town.

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