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Yannick Bolasie has told evertonfc.com he was delighted to be able to help out a former club.
 
Bolasie famously rose through the divisions from non-league to the Premier League but has retained ties to some of his former teams.
 
This week it was revealed he had helped prevent ex-club Hillingdon Borough from folding.
 
Bolasie said: “I'm always happy to help out one of my former clubs. They are in need of support at the moment so I just wanted to chip in.
 
“It's true they used to pay me in burgers. There were plenty of stories like that back in the day.”

 
On Tuesday the Spartan South Midlands League Division One outfit tweeted saying they would be folding.
 
But later that evening they posted again to say they had been saved, thanking injured Blues star Bolasie for his backing.

 
Hillingdon Chairwoman Dee Dhand told the Mirror: “When Bolasie heard the news he got in contact to offer us his moral support.
 
"He's always thinking of us and has a lot of respect for the club. He wanted to find out what was happening and how he could help.
 
"But it's not a financial issue. We own our ground and generate funds from hiring our facilities.
 
"We just feel there's a lack of support for the club and Non-League football in general."
 
Bolasie played for Plymouth, Rushden and Diamonds, Barnet, Bristol City as well as for Floriana in Malta before moving to Crystal Palace and then joining the Blues last summer.
 
Hillingdon are at home to Baldock Town on Saturday.


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