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We don't have bottomless pockets like certain clubs financed by betting companies do - but that's not the reason for our doing this.

It's not a question of whether it could be funded by other means - it's a way of expressing solidarity with what Carol and Kevin are doing.  Personally I'm going to follow Barny's lead above and give my £25 as a season ticket holder. Even if it doesn't raise the full amount we can at least say that we've bought into the social revolution that is the present day Port Vale Football Club. 

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13 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Will donate in a bit.

This needs a bigger advertising campaign. Surely the Sentinel can do a big article on it on the back page, and Radio Stoke can hammer it on P&G?

Will the club at least tweet a link to the fundraiser?

Buckets are going to be needed at home games; I know loads of elderly fans who don't use the internet/gofundme and work in cash who would definitely donate.

Its a good start to get a couple of grand overnight but this needs to be relentlessly pushed for a few weeks, whilst the playoff buzz is there, if we're going to make any significant dent in the total. We can't just make a gofundme and leave it. This needs a dedicated committee whose role is to promote and organise fundraising efforts for this.

Agree entirely on all points. Especially as we’re nearing the end of the season, we don’t want this to fizzle out.

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6 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Ideas to pass on to the organisers:

Bring a Fiver Day - Every fan encouraged to bring an extra £5 note to the club for a designated home game (Crewe would be most sensible due to crowds). Its not a massive amount which most will be able to afford, but if you had 4-5,000 all putting £5 (even if they've already donated) into bucket collectors around the ground, thats £20-25,000 immediately. Would need relentless pushing all week on forums, social media, RS, and Sentinel, and maybe even a cursory retweet by the club.

Open Day - The club have mentioned they would like to bring back open days in the future - can something be done if we had one of these?

Events at SC meetings - Do fans have old Vale memorabilia they'd be willing to put up to auction at a SC meeting? Maybe bidding for the opportunity to watch training, meet the players, tour of the ground on match day (all with consent from the club). Get Colin Askey to sign some 53/54 stuff, get Earle, Taylor, Van Der Laan to sign some stuff. Have an auction night. Proper razzmatazz. At the club, few quid entry, suited and booted, get a few legends to show up for a chat/sit at tables.

Wealthy fans - have our fans with a few bob been personally contacted to see if they would get involved? Autonet bloke etc. Even people from back in the day like Mark Sims and Mo Chaudry - maybe willing to part for a few quid for a bit of good press? The Club clearly have good relations with Robbie at present; maybe he has some money he can part with? We can call it the Robbie Williams Stand if he wants, I don't care.

 

Obviously some of these are over-ambitious but with a bit of creativity this could be successful. Its just going to require a lot of work from a few people.

 

 

It was mentioned at the sc meeting that we  won’t be contacting current sponsors such as auto net etc, but if they want to donate of their own accord then great.

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I guess that you only have to look at the Sproson statue and the hard work and time that was devoted into getting that funded and finished.  I believe that it was started by a small fan group, collecting money and fund raising using football cards, car booters and the likes, not so much of the social media type stuff and crowd funding.  It took an awful lot of effort and with help eventually got over the line.  What an achievement that was, it took time and hard work but look at the result. 

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Just now, Conrad said:

It was mentioned at the sc meeting that we  won’t be contacting current sponsors such as auto net etc, but if they want to donate of their own accord then great.

Ah OK, is there a reason for that?

It wouldn't have anything to do with altering their current sponsorship deals with the club - just an email/tweet to say 'Hi Donno, we've got a fundraiser, got a spare few quid?'.

Or an email 'Hi Mo, we've got a fundraiser, we'll make a big song and dance if you donate'.

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36 minutes ago, barny61 said:

I know they have ! So I'm donating £25 to the Lorne st stand so you could say yes I'm paying an extra £25.

Sorry, misunderstood your post before. All good. Over £2k raised already.

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If people do not want to donate fine is there prerogative. I have donated and will continue to do so until the target is achieved. This just to show my support and appreciation of the new owners . U T V 

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27 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Ah OK, is there a reason for that?

It wouldn't have anything to do with altering their current sponsorship deals with the club - just an email/tweet to say 'Hi Donno, we've got a fundraiser, got a spare few quid?'.

Or an email 'Hi Mo, we've got a fundraiser, we'll make a big song and dance if you donate'.

Yes it was said something about their current sponsorship deals.

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I think I'd be better if their was some sort of acknowledgement for those who donate. I think there would be a better chance of raising £100k if say your name is on a plaque in the concourse to show your kids/grandkids in the future. Worked for the limited addition 3rd kit with the names... 

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2 minutes ago, Bertie Bus said:

I think I'd be better if their was some sort of acknowledgement for those who donate. I think there would be a better chance of raising £100k if say your name is on a plaque in the concourse to show your kids/grandkids in the future. Worked for the limited addition 3rd kit with the names... 

Exactly what I’ve been thinking this morning. An engraved plaque or tile would be great.

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I've just donated and I am happy to do so, just to show my appreciation to Carol and Kevin. What they have done in such a short tenure is amazing. If we can raise this money it would be something I would be proud of as someone who helped to get our stadium completed.

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17 minutes ago, Bertie Bus said:

I think I'd be better if their was some sort of acknowledgement for those who donate. I think there would be a better chance of raising £100k if say your name is on a plaque in the concourse to show your kids/grandkids in the future. Worked for the limited addition 3rd kit with the names... 

I’m happy to donate, not looking to get my name on a plaque just knowing I played my part in getting the LS finished is enough for me.

might have to wait till I see some donation buckets, the tank commander is moaning about me donating on line.

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6 minutes ago, Howjy04 said:

Will we see an enormous banner across the unfinished bit with donation details on it?5000 crowd today. 

Maybe in the future, but don’t think they’ve had time to get one for today.

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22 minutes ago, Conrad said:

Maybe in the future, but don’t think they’ve had time to get one for today.

Scoreboard will do for today then.

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