‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign set up by North Ferriby Football Club (30.03.20)
Monday 30th of March 2020
A new ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign has been launched today to allow supporters help the club financially amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With the current situation having such a dramatic impact on The Villagers cash flow, the club is reaching out to supporters to generate much needed income to help bridge the gap created by termination of the remainder of this season.
Chairman Les Hare said that the club faced "significant financial challenges ahead" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in the total closure of The Dransfield Stadium for the foreseeable future. Cancellation of all remaining home games in addition to various high-profile events, including the England v Scotland U18 International due to take place on 9 April, has left the club facing some hefty financial challenges.
In order to generate much needed support, the club has established a ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign which simply invoices £5 to supporters who register on the system with a weekly deadline for payment each Saturday at 3:00pm. Payment is quick and easy and can be made via the main online payment methods.
The scheme was trialled on 29 March being the fifth anniversary of North Ferriby United‘s historic victory over Wrexham in the 2015 FA Trophy Final at Wembley and generated £150 within 2 hours. Supporters can now register for the campaign via the following link:
Once registered, supporters can personalise their page and add personal details. Every supporter who registers and makes at least one contribution will be provided with a complimentary match day ticket to a league game of their choice during the 2020/21 season.
Club Chairman, Les Hare is confident fans will get behind the campaign and support the club. “It’s been such an emotional season and heart-breaking to end this way. People have moved heaven and earth to support the new club and with the greatest respect I now need to ask them again to dig deep so that the club can be in the best possible position to overcome these unprecedented challenges”.
Les added, “Our supporters were extremely generous at the start of the season in contributing via the crowd funded scheme. This time we’re simply looking to generate a ‘top-up’ income from what our supports would have paid at the turnstile”.
"I fully appreciate that many people will not be able to make a financial contribution right now – if that’s you, please don’t worry, I know support for this great club comes in many shapes and sizes. Most importantly, I want you to continue following government and NHS advice and look after yourselves and your families."
If you have any questions regarding the ‘Turnstile Top-up’ campaign, please email:
Thanks as always for your support.