Fans helping Dowse rise to the challenge of the National League - Boost the Budget!

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Fans helping Dowse rise to the challenge of the National League - Boost the Budget!

Post by Nick » Tue May 14, 2019 2:33 pm

When we last got promoted to the National League Premier fans launched Boost the Budget to help Garry Hill squeeze a little bit more quality into his squad. It was a huge factor in us ‘punching above our weight’ for many seasons and this last year has still added £25,000 to the playing budget. We estimate that fans have contributed well in excess of £200,000 in recent years and have already committed to a further £25,000 this year.

The concept is very simple. As ordinary fans we can’t afford on our own to put in the tens of thousands club owners do - but TOGETHER we can make a huge difference. Fans simply contribute £10 plus a month (and some considerably more) to Boost the Budget and it adds up and makes a big difference. We guarantee 100% of everything donated will add to the playing budget and it has also helped the Cards Trust become the club’s second biggest shareholder with a Director on the Board.

As an example 200 new donors of £10 a month contributes £24,000 more to the playing budget (and combined with a £145 season ticket still costs far less than season tickets three years ago). 100 existing Boost the Budget contributors adding £10 to their contribution would boost Dowse’s budget by £12,000.

It's very simple and, in addition, there are regular draws with winners and their guest experiencing our wonderful match day hospitality.

This season is going to be a huge, but exciting, challenge as a part-time team taking on the likes of Notts County, Hartlepool and Chesterfield. Boost the Budget will help Dowse, the players and us all rise to it.

Thank you for your support and please do join Boost the Budget if you can afford to - it's simple to join either by downloading a mandate or collecting paper copy from club shop.

Your support is appreciated. Come on you Cards!

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