Stand Together:  update 5 Jan 2020

As we enter the New Year we wanted to keep everyone updated on progress with the Stand Together campaign to raise funds to help with the re-build of the clubhouse.

In the six short months since the campaign was launched, a great deal of activity has been generated.  Thank you to everybody who has offered your ideas, enthusiasm, help and support.  We are delighted to announce that the total of funds in the bank as of today stands at £10,141.46.  This is the result of a terrific effort and we are gearing up now for the next push – watch this space.

The sale of bricks has given the campaign a big boost.  Brian Martin has done much of the work on this and continues to collect monies promised.  Rod’s bingo raised a tidy sum and was another good evening – thank you Rod.  Two Under-7 teams ran sponsored goal events and their contributions have been gratefully banked – thank you boys!  We also received a donation of £100 from supporters of Curzon Ashton following their recent visit to St James Park – this was a fantastic gesture.

Some small sums remain to be banked from sales of calendars and web-sales of merchandise but in any case, breaking the £10k barrier marks great progress.

The club hopes to announce very soon progress in its insurance settlement after the fire following long, difficult and protracted dealings with the insurers.  This will hopefully help to clarify next steps in terms of what kind of structure can be afforded and how the fund-raising by the Stand Together campaign can help.

Once again, thank you to every single person, supporter or resident, who has attended one of the events or contributed in whatever way.  Let’s continue to Stand Together!

Stand Together committee