King's Lynn Town launch donation scheme to boost playing budget for 2020/21 campaign
A donation scheme has been launched by King's Lynn Town to boost the playing budget at The Walks for the 2020-21 campaign.
Entitled the Walks War Chest, the scheme has been bought in to assist manager Ian Culverhouse with his squad building and a target of £50,000 has been set
The Linnets are still waiting on a verdict as to which league they will be playing in as National League chiefs wait on a decision on how the English Football League will conclude the season.
Club chairman Stephen Cleeve told the club's website: "I am very well aware of the difficult times we all find ourselves in at present and the football club is no different to other businesses in the area or around the country.
"The football department has identified some players they would like to bring into the club, who they believe would make us very competitive and give us a real chance to do well at whatever level we are playing at next season.
"It will also help us secure the futures of other players we already have at the club."
Cleeve added: "Other clubs within our league, Gateshead and Darlington to name two examples have rolled out similar schemes to their supporters.
"I must raise my hat to Darlington and their fans who have really embraced the scheme, raising more than £131,000 from donations and pledges from 700 supporters, which is around 33 per cent of their budget.
"It is a venture that they have undertaken now for several seasons and if we were able to do something on par with them it's something we will undertake on a yearly basis.
"If we were to see an uptake of similar proportion from our supporters, I as a chairman would be able to assist the football department with their requests."
The football club have set up a link for supporters to donate and have added some incentives to those who wish to help.
A £100 donation will secure the chance of that person's son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter being a Linnets mascot at a home game.
£250 will give you the opportunity to have a tea/coffee with your favourite player in the VIP Lounge following a game and £500 will secure the presentation of a signed Linnets shirt on the pitch ahead of a game at The Walks.
Finally, a £1000 donation will provide that person with travel on the team coach to an away game of their choice along with a directors box seat for that game (please note if the fixture is an overnight stay you would be expected to pay for your own room and meals).
Mr Cleeve ended with a direct appeal to the club's supporters, saying: "These unprecedented times have brought so many people together and created an even firmer bond between them in the process.
"By assisting with our appeal, I genuinely believe that the unique bond we already have as a club with our supporters will only be strengthened further by assisting the outstanding work that Ian Culverhouse and his staff have already done.
"I thank you sincerely in advance for your donations and I look forward to seeing you all back at The Walks as quickly as possible."
You can make a donation by clicking the link at: https://kingslynntownfc.ktckts.com/donation/klt1920wwc/walks-war-chest