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 firstname.lastname@example.org We would also like to see them sold in pubs.
For more information please see the Super Seals Scratchcards web page.
City Fans United can confirm tonight that both Mark Howell and Simon Olorenshaw have stood down from the board of directors.
A further statement will be issued in due course.
A CFU Volunteer Event has been scheduled for Wednesday 15th July in the Blues Bar, with a 7pm start.
The event in October last year was very well attended and in the months following the various volunteer groups formed have been having regular meetings to discuss their activities, issues, plans and ideas.
Established groups currently include : Media/Communications, Fundraising, Matchday, Office/Shop, Stadium Maintenance, Governance, Finance, Match Hospitality/Legends Lounge.
All current volunteers are invited and as we are in constant need of extra help we will of course, welcome anybody who is interested in getting involved. A perfect opportunity to chat to existing volunteers, and learn how the system works and the opportunities available.
For existing volunteers, this will also be the opportunity to get your new ID badge for season 2015/2016.
Chester F.C. have an urgent need for volunteers to fill the following two roles.
Club Office – cover for wednesday mornings
You will be joining the Office Volunteers group and will receive full support & training.
Club Shop – cover for match days.
You will be joining the Shop Volunteers Group and will receive full support & training.
If you think you can help with either of the above, please contact Tracey Wainwright on 01244 371376 or email email@example.com
There is always an opportunity for you to get involved as a volunteer in our football club in lots of different ways.
Please get in touch, tell us a bit about yourself and where you’d prefer to help. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
A summary of the well attended Volunteers meeting of 23rd October 2014 is available here in PDF file format. It outlines the proposed communication structure and groups.
Volunteers Meeting Summary