Author: David Williams

Super Seals Scratchcards launched

On 1st August, the Super Seals Scratchcard was launched. This scheme aims to help the local community as well as Chester FC.

 

Grenville Millington, who brought the idea to the CFU Fundraising Working Group, announced the initiative at an Informal CFU Meeting held in the Blues Bar.

 

“In recent years,” he said, “fans of Chester FC have been very generous in donating large amounts to the club and I felt it was time that income was generated from other sources. Therefore we want the scratchcards to be sold across the wider community and not to our supporters.”

 

The cards will be distributed to local sports and social clubs for them to sell to their members. In return, they will earn a 30% commission for their club. The remaining 70% is divided between covering the costs of running the scheme and funding Chester FC. A couple of fans very kindly donated significant amounts which went towards printing the initial batch of cards.

 

The cards are sold for £1 with a £500 maximum prize available. Players can also win complimentary tickets to Chester FC home fixtures, Match Day programmes and meals in the Gary Talbot Lounge (all these are subject to availability). Hopefully, the winners of these prizes will enjoy the experience and return to the stadium in future.

 

The Fundraising Working Group are looking for agents to sell the scratchcards so, if you are involved in a sports or social club, please email Grenville Millington via grenvillemillington@googlemail.com We would also like to see them sold in pubs.

 

For more information please see the Super Seals Scratchcards web page.

 

 

Sponsor a Goal!

To raise funds for Squadbuilder, we are inviting people to Sponsor a Goal! A goal for Chester FC that is… But you don’t need to pledge for a goal, it can be for anything you like! For example:

 

  • Goals scored by the team or an individual player
  • penalties scored
  • goal difference
  • points achieved
  • hat-tricks
  • clean sheets
  • penalties saved

 

Where permission is given, pledges wil appear in Match Day programmes to encourage others.

 

For more details on how to pledge, visit the Sponsor A Goal webpage

 

Claim Your Turf 2019/20

Claim Your Plot at the Deva Stadium for the 2019/20 season!

 

  • Get your name/photo/logo in every Match-Day Programme for league fixtures
  • Get your name/photo/logo on the Chester FC website
  • See your name/photo/logo on the Blues Bar wall at the end of CYT 2019/20
  • Get invited to an end of season function
  • Get a Buy One, Get One Free offer for the 2020/21 season
  • All profits to Squadbuilder

 

Price £25 inc VAT

 

Email fundraising@chesterfc.com to Claim Your Turf

View the latest Claim Your Turf graphic here

Auction for money-can’t-buy items

During the End of Season Party on Saturday, 18th May there will be an auction for items that money-can’t-buy to raise funds for Chester FC.

 

Sealed bids for the following lots can be sent in advance to fundraising@chesterfc.com. Bids to arrive by Noon BST on 18th May.

 

Lot 1

Chester FC 2017/18 away shirt signed by Michael Owen and his father, Terry, on the evening of the Colin Murray’s AllStars match 15th February 2018.

 

Lot 2


The opportunity to be the first to receive the new Chester FC 2019/20 home shirt after it is launched this Summer. People who have seen the initial mock-up of the design advise that it’s a stunner (and anything but grey!)

 

Lot 3

Become part of the Squad! You will be included in the official 2019/20 squad photo and appear in the Chester FC player list on the back page of every home programme throughout the season

 

Lot 4


You and a guest will join 2 members of the Chester Former Players Association for a round of “Four Ball” at Curzon Park Golf Club

 

 

Last call for the 2018/19 End of Season Party

Hurray! Ticket sales for the End of Season Party at the Mollington Banastre on the evening of 18th May end this Friday (at the request of the venue).

 

Mingle with the stars from the playing squad while listening to live performances from Chasing Shadows – a superb local band – and enjoy a 3 course meal. All this for just £30!

 

 

Are you a winner?

Following the Raffle in aid of Squadbuilder on Easter Monday, we have 4 unclaimed winning tickets

 

132- Mathew

162-Ken P

116-Rowland

181- Jon Stanway

 

Please email fundraising@chesterfc.com if you are one of these winners

 

£266 was raised by the Raffle while at the Race Night at The Centurion on 13th April, Chester FC benefitted to the tune of £745.60 – over £1,000 was brought in by these 2 initiatives.

 

Many thanks to everyone who got involved and big respect to our hard working team of Fundraising Volunteers.