RAFFLES AND BARRELS
The usual Pound for the Ground draw will not take place on Monday as it will be replaced by our festive New Years Day Draw. You may already have bought a ticket but if not or if you simply fancy having another go to win one of the great prizes on offer then the draw ticket sellers will be around Gigg Lane in the usual places for the Ashton United game ready to help you out.
The prizes are as follows:-
- A luxury hamper of Co-op Fairtrade food and drinks
- A pamper package worth £99 at the Y Club, Castlefield
- One month gym membership at Y Club, Castlefield - NEW
- A fudge gift box
- A leather handbag
- Voucher for the Rose n Bowl carvery and pub near Rossendale
- Concert tickets for Primal Scream at the Manchester Apollo
- FC United club shop voucher £10
- FC United club shop voucher £20
- FC United club shop voucher £50
- Travel with the FC United team to an away game
- Match day experience with FCUM radio
- VIP day at Gigg Lane for up to 2 adults and 2 children
- Tickets to FC United for up to 6 people
- FC United t-shirts x 2
And finally, don’t forget the DF Barrels which will also be placed around Gigg Lane available to take donations of any size, from copper to notes, and not forgetting foreign currency left over from your recent trips overseas.
The running total so far this season is a fantastic £6228 which all helps towards the goal of our own ground at Ten Acres Lane. Not a bad total from loose change.
An Ode To FC: by John Henshaw
Check in your wardrobe and the back of your door
Have you got a BIG COAT you don’t need anymore?
FC United will take it off your hands
And, if there’s gloves in the pockets, well that’d be grand.
FC United - amidst all the recent excitement and forthcoming turmoil, still finding time to think of others. It makes me proud to be associated with them, and I am a BLUE!!
John Henshaw, actor
Big Coat Day January 3rd vs Ashton United
Justin Moorhouse, James Quinn and the cast of ’Zack’ which has just opened at Royal Exchange have called for support for FC United’s Big Coat Day, as have Johnny Vegas, Sue Cleaver who plays Eileen Grimshaw in TV’s Corrie and Maxine Peake.
Bury South MP, Ivan Lewis, has also added his call to support the event: "At this time of the year we should be thinking about those who are vulnerable and lonely. FC United should be congratulated on this excellent initiative which is yet another example of the club’s commitment to our local communities."
With predictions of more cold winter snaps, the club’s decision to organise the Big Coat Day collection of warm winter clothing at its New Year fixture has been welcomed across the city. Hence in a great gesture of footballing solidarity, our hosts, Bury FC, and our opponents on Big Coat Day, Ashton United, are also calling for their supporters to bring spare clothing for the event. Staff at Jobcentreplus offices have been collecting. In Wythenshawe, staff at two Lloyds TSB branches are collecting and the local ASDA set up a collection point for shoppers to drop off spare clothes
Last year we collected over 4 tons of warm clothing and this year local charities for the homeless, Mustard Tree and Boaz Trust, will once again be on hand to collect the clothing at the ground and distribute it across Greater Manchester.
Our supporters can help us make a difference by actively supporting Big Coat Day 2011. If you can organise collections of warm winter clothing in your workplaces, streets or home and get them brought to Gigg Lane, between 12 noon and 3pm before the Ashton game, then we can help save lives. If you wish to help out with any of the promotion of the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Big Coat Day may have started in 2005 as a bit of fun to show we had reached our first Xmas, and it still is fun. But it is also an important statement showing that our supporters continue to care for all our community."
FC General Manager
Saturday 1st of January, Hallifax away, Kick off 2.00 PM;
Monday 3rd of January, Ashton United at Gigg Lane, kick off 3.00 pm.
ADULTS £8, UNDER 18s £2, OVER 60s £5