Morecambe Football Club has launched an innovative crowdfunding campaign in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
Just as it has for every other football club in the country, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an effect on Morecambe FC’s finances and, although the Shrimps are in a stronger position than many, they are launching this fundraising initiative to ensure that the club, its suppliers and its partners can meet financial commitments, despite there being no football in the short-term.
The campaign will include a broad range of excellent value opportunities, including never before offered director experiences for both home and away fixtures. There are also a broad range of hospitality packages, match tickets and pre-order options for the highly anticipated home and away 2020/21 centenary replica kits, the designs for which will be revealed in the run up to the centenary on the crowdfunding page in the next few days.
In order to ensure this campaign shows the club’s appreciation for the local NHS and Key Workers the club will donate one match ticket for the 2020/21 season to NHS staff from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust and key workers for every £100 raised in our crowdfunding campaign. They will also offer fans the opportunity to donate further rewards to the Trust as part of the scheme.
Commercial Manager Martin Thomas said:
“The current pandemic stretches way beyond the football industry. However, the club feels a very real sense of responsibility to do everything it can to support our stakeholders – many of them members of the Shrimps faithful themselves.
“It is not enough for us to simply sit tight and hope that it all blows over. By bringing forward a number of opportunities for next season, we are able to ensure cash flow in the short term, whilst also giving a little back to our local NHS heroes who are working so incredibly hard to keep us all safe and healthy.”
“As a community club at the heart of the local area, we are aware of the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having, and we are doing all we can to play our part in contributing to a community response. We are primarily concerned for the health and safety of our staff, fans and the entire Morecambe community, but we are also focusing considerable efforts on overcoming the considerable economic challenge that the unprecedented situation presents.’’
The Crowdfunder page can be found here.