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Grounds for Optimism - FC Smash 30k Target

Supporters of FC United have pledged over £30,000 per season to the club’s Development Fund.

Over 300 Reds have now set up standing orders direct to the fund following an appeal at the start of the season.

The Development Fund was set up in 2005 to help FC United achieve its aim of building its own stadium and facilities. In November last year a target of £30,000 a year via monthly standing order contributions was set by the club’s fundraising team. The target was broken ahead of schedule at United’s home game with Rossendale on Saturday 26th January.

It doesn’t stop there. An FC Board member urged United fans to get involved with fundraising wherever possible "the Development Fund is essential to the club’s ambition of owning our own ground, so please do your best to support the club’s fund raising activities and we will turn ambition into bricks and mortar. We still have a long way to go if we’re to do that. Overall we’re on target to get £60-80,000 in the bank this season but we still need the help of every supporter because we need to raise over £500,000".

The determination of FC fans to see the club in its own ground has seen many events take place; amongst them are after-match parties, raffles, auctions, race nights, over 50 supporters will be taking part in the Manchester 10k run in May to boost funds even further"¦ you name it, FC fans are doing it and all in the name of their own ground!

If you have not pledged already and want to help us get our own facilities you can dowmnload a staning order form by clicking on the ’Pitch In’ banner to the right of this story or email office@fc-utd.co.uk for a form, alternatively pick one up from Gigg Lane at the next home game. You can donate as little or as much as you like per month/quarter/year and all monies raised go direct to the FC United of Manchester Development Fund.

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First Posted ~ 12:30 Wed 30 Jan 2008
News ID ~ 1450
Last Updated ~ 12:55 Mon 21 May 2018