the final push
The Final Push
Town Football Club have less than two weeks to go before the deadline to
pay the FA nearly £300,000 or face insolvency.
The Silkmen fans and the club have been busy fundraising since
day one but now the donations are needed more than ever for the final
push towards the fine.
Macclesfield Town were hit hard by the FA who ordered the Cheshire club
pay them in the region of £300,000 by the end of January. This took the
form of a fine and repayment for offences relating to the building of
the new stand.
Two of these
charges, which incorporate almost 80% of the full amount, the club still
immediately clear that a club the size of Macclesfield Town, and indeed
most other organizations, would struggle to raise that sort of money in
the draconian six week timescale given by the FA.
The Club and
its supporters both moved swiftly to begin the seemingly insurmountable
task of raising the required money.
announced last week that we have raised a total of around £50,000.
Macc chairman Rob Bickerton said "It's gone okay, most of
the money we've had so far has been through donations. We had around £50,000
by last Wednesday (11th Jan) but obviously it's hard to give an exact
amount when a lot of it is in 10 pence pieces !
a big mountain to climb. We can see the top and are working hard to get
there, but I couldn't say if we'll get there or not."
There are currently many ways to donate
money to Save Our Silkmen. They
are the following:
1) The Save Our Silkmen Pixsale Website
and donate £1.25 per square towards the SOS fund giving you a square on
the Pixsale website with your message of support.
You can buy as many squares as you want.
Companies or your own website can advertise
on the Pixsale website for just £75 for a space of 40 squares.
The Save Our Silkmen Pixsale website will be up and running for
years to come so it will guarantee a constant stream of visits to your
A Save Our
Silkmen Pixsale League
Table has been created showing all the clubs that have donated to
this scheme. From Gravesend
and Northfleet to FC St Pauli and Sale Sharks! Fans from across the
world have already pledged their support.
The aim of the
Pixsale website is to raise £10,000
before midnight on January 31st. You
can help buy buying a square or three or twenty.
2) Donate by Cheque
donations should be sent to the following address:
cheques payable to SILKMEN SUPPORTERS' TRUST.
a stamped, addressed envelope if you require a receipt.
Names of donors and sizes of donations will be kept anonymous unless you
explicitly tell us you don't mind either your name or the size of your
donation being used in publicity.
information visit www.silkmen.org.uk
So there you
go. Three ways to help Save
Our Silkmen. You choose the
right one for you or even better - choose both.
Thank you for
reading (thatís if you got this far) and a big thank you to those that
have or will be donating to Save Our Silkmen!
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