FOOTBALL: Supporters and businesses are being encouraged to assist King’s Lynn Town with their player budget for next season, writes Mark Hearle.
The aim is to raise extra money to help the football department secure targets they wish to bring to the club and also keep hold of the assets they already have.
Novel rewards are in store for those who are able to make larger donations, in the way of signed shirts and mascot opportunities.
While the club still await a verdict from football’s governing bodies as to the league they will play in when a new season begins, the playing squad is already taking shape and chairman Stephen Cleeve has appealed to supporters to help provide further backing to manager Ian Culverhouse. He has set a target of £50,000, which would significantly boost the playing budget.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Cleeve said: “I am well aware of the difficult times we all find ourselves in and the football club is no different.
“Darlington and their supporters really embraced a similar scheme, raising more than £131,000 from donations and pledges from 700 supporters, which is a magnificent response.”
A £100 donation will secure the chance for that person’s child/grandchild to be a mascot at a home game, £250 will give you the opportunity to have a tea/coffee with your favourite player in the VIP Lounge following a game and £500 will secure the presentation of a signed shirt on the pitch ahead of a game at The Walks.
A £1,000 donation will provide that person with travel on the team coach to an away game of their choice along with a directors box seat for that game.
Cleeve added: “I thank you sincerely in advance for your donations and I look forward to seeing you all back at The Walks as quickly as possible.”
You can make a donation by visiting tinyurl.com/KLTchest