Lilywhites Walkway to pave the way to Cambridge City's new stadium at Sawston
Cambridge City have launched an initiative to create a Lilywhites Walkway tribute at their new stadium in Sawston.
Since the start of the planned move, the club have been determined to put their community at the heart of creating their new home after a nomadic nine-year existence groundsharing with Histon and St Ives.
‘Pave the way to Sawston’ is a fundraising plan that aims to allow supporters, players past and present, and businesses to be a part of history by getting a personalised brick that will be positioned either side of the Lilywhites Walkway on the way into the reception of the main stand, with with the centre point dated 1908 on the left and 2022 on the right.
“We’re looking to fundraise as much as we can and we want supporters, players past and present to have their own bit of Sawston they can call their own,” said Alice Dewey, City’s general manager.
“We have a nice area outside the front of the main stand reception area that we’ve called Lilywhites Walkway. People will be able to cross the road and walk up to the main stand into reception and either side of that walkway will be the bricks in the ground.
“It’s a fundraising initiative but we also wanted people to have a piece of the club and something that they can go to and be proud of, to say they have a piece of the new ground.
“It could be that a lot of people that have got a connection to the club that don’t come any more to games, or regularly, or the girls’ and boys’ teams that might like to have a brick.
“It needs to link the past, some of the iconic players that have played for us over the years.
“It would be great to have some of those icons, City legends, from the past, and link us to the new ground.
“There will be a lot of people that sadly won’t get to Sawston but this could be their families’ way of getting that person featured at the ground.”
She added: “We needed to come up with ways to fundraise, and this is a good way so that people can actually see where their money is going.
“They will have a piece that they can call theirs. The key is to link the past, present and future.”
The bricks will be placed on the ground either side of the walkway, and will be engraved with names or personal messages, with two options available.
For full details, visit cambridgecityfc.com/news/pave-the-way-to-sawston.