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Development Fund & NYD Raffle Update - 18th January 2017

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Development Fund & NYD Raffle Update - 18th January 2017

We are pleased to announce that the New Years Day Raffle raised £3,750 for club funds and the DF has raised £1,165 in the period between 11th January and 18th January to bring the DF Total this season to £57,080.

We are pleased to announce that the New Years Day Raffle raised £3,750 for club funds and the DF has raised £1,165 in the period between 11th January and 18th January to bring the DF Total this season to £57,080.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who donated prizes to the New Years Day Raffle, helped sell tickets and bought tickets. All money raised from the Raffle has been allocated to Club Funds.

The Development Fund was established to allocate funds to be used specifically for the build and development of our own football ground. Between 2007 and 2016, we raised £1,139,441- a fantastic achievement that is a testament to the passion, dedication and generosity of FC United supporters. The money raised between 2007 and 2016 was used to help build and develop our new ground at Broadhurst Park.

There are still areas of the ground that need to be developed further. We have set a fundraising target for this season of £300,000 to help us specifically develop the area under the St. Mary’s Road Stand, complete the build of the two ends of the Main Stand and allow us to meet the obligations of community shares and loans from the initial build.

In the period 11th January to 18th January the money raised was:

- Development Fund Donations: £220
(Please note that most standing orders are received at the start and end of each month)
- PFTG / Barrels: £0 (no home matches)
- DF Fundraising Events: £0 (no events in the period)
- DF Holiday Club: £945 contra Holiday Fund donation
TOTAL: £1,165

A recent winner of the holiday draw voucher who won a large prize this year and won again has kindly donated the prize back to the club. We will save £945 from our projected holiday draw costs that we can contra to donations. The DF can gain an extra £65.00 if we could sell the voucher to a member who is planning to go on holiday and would be willing to buy the voucher from us. Please email office@fc-utd.co.uk if you are interested in buying this voucher.

The total money raised between 1st July 2016 and 10th January 2017 is:

- Development Fund Donations: £29,391
- PFTG / Barrels: £11,590
- DF Fundraising Events: £2,744
- DF Holiday Club: £13,335
TOTAL: £57,050



There are a number of ways that you can contribute to the DF at our home matches at Broadhurst Park. Our next home match is on Saturday 21st January and is followed by 4 consecutive home matches which will hopefully boost our matchday DF income.

DF Turnstile Number 4
Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated Development Fund turnstile which allows supporters to donate money in addition to the normal admission price. The DF Turnstile accepts Adults, Concessions, Juniors entering with ST’s/LMTB’s or cash.

The DF turnstile was in operation at the Boston United match on 17th December raising a fantastic £685.18 and at the Altrincham match on 1st January raising and equally impressive £406.00

Pound for the Ground Tickets (PFTG)
Look out for a PFTG ticket sellers at our home matches. For just £1 per ticket, you will be entered into a draw, to be drawn at half time, where the winners win £200, the runner up wins £50 and for the 3rd prize winner a fudge hamper. At the recent Boston United home match the PFTG we raised £783.40 after the prize money had been taken out.

Look out of the big collection barrels located at various places throughout the ground to deposit your loose change (or notes). We also accept foreign currency. click here to see what has been raised so far.


One-off Donation
Making a donation via the FC United website is really easy. On the home page you will see a Development Fund Totaliser. Beneath it are number of donation amounts. By clicking on the amount you wish to donate you will be directed to a GoCardless page where you are asked to enter your contact details and bank sort code and account number. Click continue to complete your donation

Standing Order or increase an existing one
You can set up a standing order to allow you to donate on a regular basis via http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/m_devfund.php

By clicking on the amount you want to donate on a monthly basis you will be directed to a GoCardless page where you are asked to enter your contact details and bank sort code and account number. Click continue to complete the set up your standing order.


For just £45 each you can have an engraved brick to show your support for the club by being a permanent fixture at Broadhurst Park. Your brick can carry a personal message to you or a friend or relation or just have your name. All we ask is that each brick contains two lines of up to 16 available characters including spaces, punctuation etc on each line.

As well as the brick in our special supporters’ wall at Broadhurst Park, all buyers will receive a commemorative certificate showing their brick and message.

We have 120 bricks currently available which could help raise £5,400.

Click here to buy a brick


If you have any ideas of ways the club can raise money for the DF, please get in touch. Email office@fc-utd.co.uk or ring 0161 769 2005. If you can organise and arrange a fundraiser, even better, let us know and we’ll help support and promote the initiative.

News ID ~ 7270 First Posted ~ 08:48 Fri 20 Jan 2017 Last Updated ~ 10:17 Mon 20 Mar 2017

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