Magpies ask fans to pledge a 'fiver' to the cause in light of Covid-19 pandemic

Supporters of Chorley Football Club are being asked to pledge a ‘fiver’ to ensure the Magpies remain sustainable through the on-going coronavirus crisis.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 12:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 12:12 pm
Chorley chairman Ken Wright

The club have set up a crowdfunding page and have invited fans to make a small donation to the cause.

Chairman Ken Wright revealed last month that with the season shutdown and no games being staged at Victory Park, the club is generating no income currently.

It has reached out to the local business community and is also hoping the fans can continue their support through these unprecedented times.

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A statement, on behalf of Wright and fellow directors Graham Watkinson and Terry Robinson, said: “We’d like to begin this update by wishing all our supporters and sponsors well during these difficult and unprecedented times.

“We know football isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment, but we wanted to share a quick update so you’re all aware of where we’re at as a club, one month on from our temporary hibernation.

“Operations at Victory Park are currently in semi-shutdown mode – staff have been furloughed and no executives are being paid – but we are in regular contact with the National League as we continue to work towards a viable end to the 2019/20 season.

“As we look at ways to bridge the gap in revenue we’ve begun offering options for next season while thanking all our brilliant backers for their support this campaign.

“We are aware, as a small business ourselves, that many of our sponsors will be in a battle to survive and understand your own companies are a priority.

“What we started asking current sponsors was if they are able to support the club through a pitchside board renewal or purchasing a 200 club ticket, please don’t hesitate to get in touchat [email protected]

“Every bit of backing we receive is huge at the moment.

“As well as reaching out to the business community we’re also asking individual supporters for a bit of help too.

“We’ve setup a Crowdfunder to raise extra revenue to see us through this difficult time.

“If every one of our supporters pledged a fiver it would make a massive difference once we’re out the other side of the coronavirus lockdown.

“A football club in the heart of Chorley will always be worth supporting. Together we will pull through and be back on the pitch representing the town and community.”