There’s no hiding from it, fans are optimistic for the coming season. Our new managers are exciting and fresh, and they’ve brought some wonderful talent with them already, to add to an already half decent side. Clive Nates has arrived in town as well with a few quid securing the clubs immediate future after a couple of years of uncertainty. It feels like a good time to be a Lincoln fan.
However we must not mix up optimism with complacency. As fans we have always come together to help the club financially. We (not me, too young) signed Peter Grotier from West Ham. We saved the club itself in 2002. The crowd funders of previous seasons saw £30,000 raised, and the fans players scheme is constantly topping up those figures. This impetus and fan motivation must remain, and that’s why I was delighted to read of the launch of the new crowd funder.
I’ve worked a bit with Helgy on fundraising in the past and there’s no doubt he is a highly motivated and passionate Imps fan. He’s one of the people behind the latest crowd funder which see’s excellent Imps based prizes being given away for certain pledges. Last season we saw fantastic sums raised, and this season the Imps newest board member Ian Reeve has pledged to match the first £25k pound for pound.
Now if you’re an Imps fan there are some fantastic prizes to win. For £20 you get a pint in the trust suite, for £50 you get to watch a training session with the first team. £100 will get you a pair of VIP match tickets, and excitingly £250 will get you a place in a 22 man squad to face off against the first team at the end of next season. There’s also a director for a day package on offer and a for a big £500 there’s a VIP package….. who knows what that might be!
Those behind the crowd funder believe the Cowleys’ can deliver us our football league status, and the more money we raise the better chance we have. We’ve heard James Caton is with the squad at present, perhaps a lot of nice early pledges will free up the funds for Danny Cowley to move for him? With every pound you pledge meaning two pounds to the club, never before has a fund raising effort been so important in pushing the club on. We’ve fought to bring players here in the past and won. We’ve fought to save the clubs very existence, and we won that too. Now it’s time to help them fight to get back into the football league.
Can I just ask that they don’t have the training session in August again please, I pledged last season and missed out as it’s our busy period at work. Nov 18th would be best for me. Ta.
Do it here: crowdfunder
- Update: £730 pledged in the first 14 hours. There’s a start for you.