AU500 Donation

The club were absolutely delighted to receive a 10k boost from the AU500 fund.

The AU500 fund earlier this year topped over 100k in donations to the Clubs playing budget and this 10k covers the last two months.

The Fund’s Jamie Garrett, who doubles as our Supporter Liaison Officer, said: “It’s another great milestone for us.

“We’re determined to keep up the momentum and raise as much awareness of the Fund as possible.

“Everyone knows how uncertain times are just now in football and if we, as fans, can do our bit to help the club then it’s vital we do that. We now have around 150 paying members regularly putting in to the pot, with one-off donations also welcome.”

Our vice-chairman, David Smith, this week paid tribute to the huge effort for making a difference both on and off the park.

He said: “As always, the club are humbled and grateful for another huge cheque from the AU500 team.

“Alan Murray has been working alongside AU500 and keeping the board constantly updated to allow us to predict with some confidence where our cash flow and players’ budgets are going.

“The financial planning of the club is tough going just now because we won’t have hospitality income, unsure of gate income and having to cope with the huge cost of testing, so to get another cheque for £10k is incredible given the circumstances and it goes straight to the manager’s playing budget.

“Season tickets are on sale too and again we’re very grateful for those who have purchased early and used the donate button, it’s all very welcome.

“We’re excited to see the quality of players that Mark and Mick are bringing in and retaining for the season ahead.

“Fingers crossed we get to start the season when expected and that we can all get back to watching our team on the park again.”

For more information on the Fund and its various payment options, visit www.au500fund.com.

You can also email info@au500fund.com for details on joining the scheme.