A £1,000 appeal has been launched by Bewdley Town Football Club to fund a costly clean-up operation in the wake of the recent floods.

Both of the pitches and club house at Ribbesford Meadows were hit by flood water from the River Severn last month and repairs are expected to cost thousands of pounds.

The club house is used for pre and post-match gatherings and brings in money through the sale of food and drink, so members are keen to get it back up and running as soon as possible.

Luke Worthington, who manages the under-12s team, said: "A group was meant to go down on Tuesday to assess the damage but the river flooded the pitch again.

"The river was so high it went over the car park and onto the patio and into the club house.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

"Down by the pitch we had a tea hut and that has all been flooded too. Plus the toilets have been destroyed by the winds - the roof came off. We believe two of the drains on the second pitch are broken as well.

"Our biggest worry is that the flooding may have been high enough to affect the wiring for the lights. The cost of repairs could be massive."

The under-12s team has set up a Go Fund Me page in an effort to raise £1,000 towards the clean-up operation, which has already received more than £700 in donations.

Luke added: "The club house is a key feature of the football club with all pre and post-match food and drink being held in this facility. It's a place where our youth teams share food with opposition players and where our first team share a beer with the opposition.

"We want to do our bit as a youth team to support the club and get it up and running again."

To donate, go to gofundme.com/f/bewdley-town-football-club.