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Kit Out the Cabin Crowdfunder deadline extended

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Kit Out the Cabin Crowdfunder deadline extended

In a little under four weeks we have raised just over 50% of our Crowdfunder target of £15,000 to enable us to kit out a cabin at Broadhurst Park. We had hoped to have reached our target by the deadline date but that has not proved possible. Following consultation with Crowdfunder.co.uk, we have decided to extend the deadline for our Kit Out the Cabin campaign by four weeks.

The building is worth thousands of pounds and it has been donated to us for free. We think it will be a great addition to what we already have on offer and did not want to turn down the opportunity. The foundations are already in and the £15,000 we are looking to raise will allow us to complete the siting of the cabin and fit it out. Raising the funds in this way avoids having to dip into club funds for the project when those funds are needed for other work around the ground.

The new modular building will have a number of uses:

� used by our academy scholars during term time
� used by our community staff for delivery of additional outreach work
� used by our Diggers group when working on site to get a brew and a rest when not ‘digging’
� used to serve refreshments to those making bookings on the artificial pitch
� on a match day to provide space to serve refreshments
� on a match day to give our volunteers some additional space

The fundraising has picked up momentum in the last couple of weeks and we believe that by extending the deadline we can reach our target. The arrival of the cabins from their current location has also been delayed due to bad weather which gives us additional time to extend and fund the kit it out campaign.

We really appreciate the support of all those who have pledged their support to date. With more than £8,000 raised so far and the comments we have received shows the depth of the support we have. Some of those comments are listed below.

“Invest in the future and the future will be bright. To paraphrase John Lennon ‘give youth a chance.’”
“This is a great cause because it is exactly what FCUM stand for - supporting and engaging with the local community.”
“All the best with the project, sounds like the cabin will be a very popular place.”

Extending the deadline for the campaign until Friday 8 April 2016 gives us four extra weeks to raise £6,220, which is less than half of our target.

We want to promote the campaign more widely. We would ask that all supporters share the link at http://crowdfunder.co.uk/kitoutthecabin with friends, family and colleagues. Social media is very effective and has proved particularly successful so far.

Thank you again to everyone who has made a donation or promoted the campaign so far. That support has resulted in £8,780 being raised. With no rich backers it is ordinary supporters that make this club what it is. We are over half way to our target. Another push and we know that we can raise the extra funds needed.

We know that our supporters have done magnificently over many years in helping to raise funds for our football club. We would not be where we are today were it not for those efforts. We also appreciate that not everyone is in a position to donate to our appeals for funding and we know that people support the club in other ways too. We really appreciate all that support. Thank you.

For those who are in a position to support us financially, please make a pledge on our Crowdfunder website at http://crowdfunder.co.uk/kitoutthecabin

If you cannot afford a donation or have done so already please promote the campaign by circulating the link to family and friends.

Many thanks again for your help.

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News ID ~ 6667 First Posted ~ 17:02 Fri 12 Feb 2016 Last Updated ~ 18:09 Mon 21 Mar 2016





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