We are delighted to confirm that we have today donated a further sum of £30,265.07 to the Club which represents the donations that we have received from Members/donators in the month of July. This is a significant increase from the amount raised in June which was just over £24,000.
We are also delighted to report that since the Club Statement on 15th June we have seen the number of donators and rejoiners increase by over 1000.
We are all absolutely delighted with these figures and the response from Members and donators has been fantastic, bearing in mind the very difficult economic circumstances many in our community are facing. Our aim was to try to attract around 1500 new Members/donators, and now we are 2/3rds of the way there .
At the start of this initiative the rationale behind the idea of getting to 4000 donators was that from an annual financial point of view this could contribute around £400,000 to the Player budget for 2020/2021, which of course would be a huge help to Jack Ross for the forthcoming Season. This is a very difficult financial period for the Club but the Season starts on Saturday and we are all reminded of what this is all about. We want to give our Manager the best chance of getting us right up there and getting back into Europe. At the moment all donations received by us are being directed towards the Club for the Playing budget, and nothing else. We would like to thank every single supporter who has contributed to these numbers.
Once again an update from us would not be complete without a plea for help. Getting the next 500 new Supporters on board by the end of August is going to be challenging but with your help we know we can do it. Until 3pm tomorrow we have a fabulous prize up for grabs. Any supporter who joins by kick off tomorrow will have their name entered into a hat with one lucky winner being drawn at random. The prize for the winner AND THE SUPPORTER WHO REFERRED THEM is a Season Ticket for this year, or next if you prefer. We would love to get off to a flying start both on and off the park so supporters are encouraged to SpreadTheWord with fellow supporters and tell them about the help we are trying to give to our Manager.
That is a tremendous amount by all concerned well done, lets continue and keep hitting the targets, another 500 contributors can be done no matter how large or small all amounts will help our club. This is the kind of news that the medja should be focusing on.
I just signed up.
Having never been convinced about fan ownership models, I am happy just to donate as part of a large group of fans directly to the playing budget . The recent increased clarity and the club becoming more in line with HSL has made a huge difference. The publicity in wider media news articles also gives it the stamp of authority that I felt it was lacking. The clincher for me was seeing the monthly figure that the club receive. Hopefully those publicising will realise the power of getting cash figures into the wider media. It has certainly worked for Hearts, Aberdeen etc.
Happy to finally be on board ponying up.
I'm a new contributor too, feels good, even though I only pay a small monthly sum. If you are on the fence now's a great time to get involved if you can. GGTTH
This is what it's all about. Every little bit truly helps, and £5 or £10 a month doesn't mean the same thing to every person - it's all relative. Despite that, the amount of people who have looked at their position and decided they'd still like to contribute, regardless of the amount, have really pulled together to significantly lift the club and they deserve a lot of praise for that.
This is a really positive campaign and hopefully the momentum can be sustained moving forward.