Post by gatesheadfcsoul on May 24, 2020 18:27:49 GMT
It’s just over a year since the Gateshead Soul and many others played a key role in hauling Gateshead Football Club back from the brink.
Those dark days and the constant worry that we would lose our football club will live with us for a long time and we must do all we can to ensure that they remain a distant memory as we move forward in our next chapter as a fan led football club.
Through careful financial management and planning, our football club is in a far healthier position – but through no fault of their own, they are facing unforeseen challenges as the coronavirus epidemic continues to impact on every walk of life.
As a result, the Gateshead Soul believe that we should try to provide additional support where possible.
After careful consideration and lengthy discussions, we have decided to launch a crowdfunding page to allow supporters to help boost the budget that will be available to Mike Williamson and Ian Watson as they look to build on a very promising first season in charge.
The club will continue to meet other running costs, just as every other football club in the country will try to do in the face of an unprecedented situation.
But we want to ensure that the fine work carried out by the management team over the last year does not go to waste and that they are ready to hit the ground running for the next chapter as a fan led club when it is safe for football to return to the International Stadium.
We have liaised with club to provide a range of rewards in return for your donation.
Good stuff and a realistic target for our fan base I believe with some cracking rewards for when you donate. Let’s get it shared far and wide to our supporters all over the country on social media and by word of mouth to get us to the target, as a fan led club these things are important.
Hit the £5k mark today with just over 100 supporters. If we could double to support which we should be able to do with a good core of around 500 fans and get it up to £10k it would be a great start looking forward to next season.
Just under £7k now, it would be a fantastic day if we could reach that tonight on the back of the players announced.
I think the players announced, Olley and Preston especially, with no disrespect to Nicholson (who I feel really improved) & Guthrie (A solid back up) show real ambition and will get people excited for what's next to come whenever that may be.
Only 230 supporters and quite a few donated twice so around 170 it looks. Think we can still do better with our core 600/700
Agree, but a few days left to run and in terms of fan fund raising gateshead have come along way from practically nothing to this in little over a year. Can see why folk, myself included donate twice as theres excellent gifts on offer
Post by gatesheadfcsoul on Jun 4, 2020 8:27:25 GMT
The initial 10k target has been reached! We now have a stretch reach target of £15k to reach.
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far (All supporters on the Crowdfunding page are only include once despite more than one donation, meaning we have had 247 separate supporters donating) - and there are still plenty of rewards available for those who are yet to do so!