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Development Fund Update - 7th March 2017

Development Fund Update - 7th March 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Development Fund (DF) has now raised £77,118 this Financial Year - The DF raised £4,725 in the period between 1st March and 7th March - We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has made a donation.

We are pleased to announce that the Development Fund (DF) has now raised £77,118 this Financial Year. The DF raised £4,725 in the period between 1st March and 7th March. We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has made a donation.

The DF 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 1st March to 7th March the money raised was:

  • DF Donations: £2,080
  • PFTG/ Barrels: £976
  • DF Holiday Club: £1,300
  • DF Fundraising Initiatives/Events: £369

    TOTAL: £4,725

    At the Kidderminster match last Saturday we raised £639 in PFTG sales, £336 in the Barrels, £63.69 Stand a Pint, £227.40 through the DF Turnstiles and £78 on the Football Cards.
    We also received £75 in cash donations and £125 Handrail donations.

    The total money raised between 1st July 2016 and 7th March 2017 is:

  • DF Donations: £40,202
  • PFTG / Barrels: £16,359
  • DF Holiday Club: £16,700
  • DF Fundraising Events: £3,857

    TOTAL: £77,118


    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    10th March (Friday) - Punkertainment Quiz Night
    (including George’s infamous Card Bingo)

    Higher Irlam Social Club, Cutnook Lane, Irlam M44 6JS
    Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start
    £2.50 per person
    For further details contact paul.ra.nolan@gmail.com

    16th April (Sunday) - Juniors Easter Egg Hunt
    Broadhurst Park.

    Details to follow.

    5th May (Friday) - East Manchester Branch Quiz Night
    Fitzroy Social Club, Durham St. Droylsden M43 6DT
    Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start.
    £5 per person
    Plus other Raffle and Auctions.

    6th May (Saturday) - Juniors Bingo
    Venue TBC

    MATCHDAYS

    There are a number of ways that you can contribute to the DF at all our home matches at Broadhurst Park. At our upcoming home game against Tamworth this Saturday, please consider

    DF Turnstile Number 4
    Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated DF 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.

    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.

    Barrels
    Look out of the big collection barrels located at various places throughout the ground to deposit your loose change (or notes). Stand A Pint collection pots are in both the Main Stand and SMRE bars. We also accept foreign currency. click here to see what has been raised so far.

    DONATING ONLINE

    One-off Donation
    Making a donation via the FC United website is really easy. On the home page you will see the DF 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.

    BUY A BRICK AT BROADHURST PARK

    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.
    Click here to buy a brick

    ORGANISE AND ATTEND FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

    If you have any ideas of ways the club can raise money for the DF, please get in touch. Email petercranmer@fc-utd.co.uk or ring 0161 769 2005.

    If you can help to organise a fundraiser, even better, let us know and we’ll help support and promote the initiative.


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    First Posted ~ 15:39 Wed 8 Mar 2017
    News ID ~ 7351
    Last Updated ~ 00:38 Mon 13 Mar 2017