- Published: Monday, 04 May 2020 11:29
GABLE ENDIE FANS RAISE INCREDIBLE FIVE FIGURE SUM
Supporters of Montrose FC have rallied together in recent weeks to raise almost £15,000 for their beloved club.
Life may have changed beyond all recognition in recent weeks, but the love, dedication and desire of the Gable Endie fans to ensure their football team and club survive the current financial crisis has shone through.
Within days of the suspension of football on March 13th, the MFC Supporters Club stepped forward with a £1,000 donation. Fans then took it upon themselves to continue to buy tickets for the Mighty Mo’s four remaining home games, despite little chance of the fixtures ever being played, raising over £2,200.
Appealing to the broader fan and supporter base, a campaign quickly emerged from within, called ‘Whatever it Takes!’, consisting of an online donation page, auction and raffle which has netted just shy of £11,000.
Supporters Club Chairman, Graham Christieson said, “The response from both within the Supporters Club and beyond has been unbelievable. We initially set out sights on raising £5,000, so to be nearly 3 times that now, and to have done it within 6 weeks speaks volumes for the commitment of everyone that loves Montrose FC.
“Naming the campaign, ‘Whatever it Takes!’ was simply a reflection of our determination to ensure that whenever football resumes, after this horrific global crisis is over, Montrose FC and its proud history will still be around, ready to continue our journey of adventure under Manager Stewart Petrie.”
Club Chairman, John Crawford added, “The reaction of our fans and supporters has been extremely humbling and completely overwhelming.
“At such an uncertain and anxious time, when people have so much going on in their personal lives, you would have expected, quite rightly, football to take a back seat.
“So for everyone to have rallied in the way they have is unbelievable and on behalf of the rest of the Board I would like to extend a massive thank you to all those who have contributed to this fund and also to all those who have joined our new Club 500 lottery scheme.
“I am confident, that together, we will come through this difficult time and be stronger as a result.”