Felixstowe and Walton United have launched a crowdfunding appeal with the modest aim of reaching five thousand pounds to help them through the coronavirus crisis- and they've a number of offers to tempt supporters into parting with some cash, including the chance of a lifetime season ticket for a grand.
The club explain:
'Following the premature end to the 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent forced closure of the clubhouse, The Seasiders have lost nearly all of its revenue streams- matchday income, club shop purchases, bar takings, clubhouse hire, as well as a multitude of planned events including Junior Presentation Day, Senior Presentation, Sportsman's Dinner, Gin Festival, Tournaments, the hosting of County Cup Finals, not to mention Euro 2020 and the planned big screen on the pitch. The Clubs biggest fundraiser- Felixstowe Firework Spectacular- is almost certain to be cancelled too.
Although we have worked hard to stabilise the club during current pandemic, with the loss of sponsorship, bills to pay, ground maintenance to cover, and no clarification on when the next season will commence it is unclear when we will be able to generate vital income to keep the club progressing forward.
Any funds donated will be spread across the whole club, including the Junior Section, general club bills and also the Reserve and First Team, because a thriving, successful club on the pitch will further help increase revenues off the pitch.'
If you give as little as a fiver you will be entered into a prize draw for a collection of Seasiders goodies, and for a little more you'll go on their wall of fame, but you can also be a mascot- or perhaps let someone younger do it!- sponsor the match ball or the match, or be in the official team photograph.
To learn more, and to donate, please head here.