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post Feb 22 2018, 01:07 PM
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Just four weeks ago, it was announced at the City Fans United meeting, that Chester FC needed to raise a figure of £50,000 to ensure the club could survive in the immediate term.

We have therefore been delighted at the response from Chester fans and the wider football family which has clearly come together to support the Blues in the bid for survival.

Last Thursday, we announced that we had surpassed the initial £50,000 target and now we could look to the medium term goal of ensuring survival beyond the end of the season.

Two weeks ago we were kindly contacted by officials at fellow fan owned club Wrexham AFC, who understood our position, and whilst we share a great rivalry with each other, offered us the opportunity of fundraising via donation buckets at their game against Aldershot. That kind offer of help was gratefully accepted.

This Saturday, a group of Chester fans will make the short trip up the A483 to fundraise for the Blues. Hopefully we have already covered the reasons behind why we must not stop fundraising having met the initial £50,000 target, and we would like to thank in advance any donations made - no matter how great or small - by genuine Wrexham fans and indeed Aldershot fans at the game on Saturday, and also thank Wrexham AFC for making the offer.

We would like to thank those Blues fans giving up their time on Saturday to help raise funds for Chester FC.



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post Feb 22 2018, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE (Really Simple Syndication @ Feb 22 2018, 01:07 PM) *
Just four weeks ago, it was announced at the City Fans United meeting, that Chester FC needed to raise a figure of £50,000 to ensure the club could survive in the immediate term.

We have therefore been delighted at the response from Chester fans and the wider football family which has clearly come together to support the Blues in the bid for survival.

Last Thursday, we announced that we had surpassed the initial £50,000 target and now we could look to the medium term goal of ensuring survival beyond the end of the season.

Two weeks ago we were kindly contacted by officials at fellow fan owned club Wrexham AFC, who understood our position, and whilst we share a great rivalry with each other, offered us the opportunity of fundraising via donation buckets at their game against Aldershot. That kind offer of help was gratefully accepted.

This Saturday, a group of Chester fans will make the short trip up the A483 to fundraise for the Blues. Hopefully we have already covered the reasons behind why we must not stop fundraising having met the initial £50,000 target, and we would like to thank in advance any donations made - no matter how great or small - by genuine Wrexham fans and indeed Aldershot fans at the game on Saturday, and also thank Wrexham AFC for making the offer.

We would like to thank those Blues fans giving up their time on Saturday to help raise funds for Chester FC.



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This is a great offer from The Goats. However I feel that this is something that should NEVER be done, going begging at The Racecourse is just too humiliating. Are we really in such a mess?


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post Feb 22 2018, 04:19 PM
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disagree, we are two fan owned clubs with a lot in common, they offered no begging, and I would do the same for them if the role were reversed
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post Feb 22 2018, 07:44 PM
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Lots of clubs are in trouble so everybody needs to help where they can

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post Feb 22 2018, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Fathead The Gladiator @ Feb 22 2018, 03:24 PM) *
QUOTE (Really Simple Syndication @ Feb 22 2018, 01:07 PM) *
Just four weeks ago, it was announced at the City Fans United meeting, that Chester FC needed to raise a figure of £50,000 to ensure the club could survive in the immediate term.

We have therefore been delighted at the response from Chester fans and the wider football family which has clearly come together to support the Blues in the bid for survival.

Last Thursday, we announced that we had surpassed the initial £50,000 target and now we could look to the medium term goal of ensuring survival beyond the end of the season.

Two weeks ago we were kindly contacted by officials at fellow fan owned club Wrexham AFC, who understood our position, and whilst we share a great rivalry with each other, offered us the opportunity of fundraising via donation buckets at their game against Aldershot. That kind offer of help was gratefully accepted.

This Saturday, a group of Chester fans will make the short trip up the A483 to fundraise for the Blues. Hopefully we have already covered the reasons behind why we must not stop fundraising having met the initial £50,000 target, and we would like to thank in advance any donations made - no matter how great or small - by genuine Wrexham fans and indeed Aldershot fans at the game on Saturday, and also thank Wrexham AFC for making the offer.

We would like to thank those Blues fans giving up their time on Saturday to help raise funds for Chester FC.



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This is a great offer from The Goats. However I feel that this is something that should NEVER be done, going begging at The Racecourse is just too humiliating. Are we really in such a mess?


It's well worth noting that Wrexham have actually offered to help us with giving us the opportunity to raise funds at their ground via bucket collections.

We are not begging, and I enjoy our rivalry as much as the next Chester fan, but we are in a situation where we really need the funds to ensure we make it past the end of the season. We've been hit by apathy once before, let's not allow it to happen again.

To be clear, we have not contacted Wrexham about this, they contacted us, and I believe that shows great respect from them, they deserve the same respect back.

I'll be singing and shouting as much as anyone on Sunday 11th March, but for now I thank them for the generous offer, and hope that all like minded Wrexham and Aldershot fans donate into the buckets my Saturday. Let's not forget also that we have around 11 brave bucket holders on Saturday too, all of whom I would expect to enjoy a bit of banter with their fans too, and my thanks go out to them for putting themselves forward to help in this way.

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QUOTE (Banksy @ Feb 22 2018, 11:19 PM) *
QUOTE (Fathead The Gladiator @ Feb 22 2018, 03:24 PM) *
QUOTE (Really Simple Syndication @ Feb 22 2018, 01:07 PM) *
Just four weeks ago, it was announced at the City Fans United meeting, that Chester FC needed to raise a figure of £50,000 to ensure the club could survive in the immediate term.

We have therefore been delighted at the response from Chester fans and the wider football family which has clearly come together to support the Blues in the bid for survival.

Last Thursday, we announced that we had surpassed the initial £50,000 target and now we could look to the medium term goal of ensuring survival beyond the end of the season.

Two weeks ago we were kindly contacted by officials at fellow fan owned club Wrexham AFC, who understood our position, and whilst we share a great rivalry with each other, offered us the opportunity of fundraising via donation buckets at their game against Aldershot. That kind offer of help was gratefully accepted.

This Saturday, a group of Chester fans will make the short trip up the A483 to fundraise for the Blues. Hopefully we have already covered the reasons behind why we must not stop fundraising having met the initial £50,000 target, and we would like to thank in advance any donations made - no matter how great or small - by genuine Wrexham fans and indeed Aldershot fans at the game on Saturday, and also thank Wrexham AFC for making the offer.

We would like to thank those Blues fans giving up their time on Saturday to help raise funds for Chester FC.



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This is a great offer from The Goats. However I feel that this is something that should NEVER be done, going begging at The Racecourse is just too humiliating. Are we really in such a mess?


It's well worth noting that Wrexham have actually offered to help us with giving us the opportunity to raise funds at their ground via bucket collections.

We are not begging, and I enjoy our rivalry as much as the next Chester fan, but we are in a situation where we really need the funds to ensure we make it past the end of the season. We've been hit by apathy once before, let's not allow it to happen again.

To be clear, we have not contacted Wrexham about this, they contacted us, and I believe that shows great respect from them, they deserve the same respect back.

I'll be singing and shouting as much as anyone on Sunday 11th March, but for now I thank them for the generous offer, and hope that all like minded Wrexham and Aldershot fans donate into the buckets my Saturday. Let's not forget also that we have around 11 brave bucket holders on Saturday too, all of whom I would expect to enjoy a bit of banter with their fans too, and my thanks go out to them for putting themselves forward to help in this way.

Jeff

Brave indeed Jeff!


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