Fans help to raise £42k for Stafford Rangers
Stafford Rangers fans have helped raise more than £42,000 to help the club survive through the coronavirus pandemic.
With the Northern Premier League season declared null and void and everyone locked in their homes, the club’s revenue streams have been cut off.
They launched a fundraiser targetting £50,000 and with that target almost met, the club are now aiming higher.
“We hoped to raise £25,000 from our fans initiatives and support and £25,000 from the government grant – the government grant has already been received,” a club statement read.
“You amazing fans have now supported the club to the sum of £42,442.00, a fantastic achievement.
“We have now set ourselves another very ambitious aim of trying to make the club debt free and ensure our future. To do this we need to raise at least an additional £90,000 of incremental finance which is on top of all our usual revenue streams.
“We will be reviewing all aspects of the running the club and will be launching some very exciting fund raising initiatives to new and existing corporate customers and sponsors.
“Your continued support and involvement will still be vital so if you want to support but haven’t done so yet please visit the website to see how you can get involved.
“We want this truly to be a supporter’s owned club and our aim is that fans own at least 90 per cent of SRFC.”