And there’s still time for loyal fans to help add another zero to that figure. Or at least to turn the 5 into a 6 or 7…
The Fund admitted last week that they’d had to borrow from their July 2017 donations – effectively creating a 13 month 2016/17 season – in order to pay ECFC the full £15,000 pledge to cover ‘around half’ the wages of last season’s Number 31, Pierce Sweeney.
But, having advertised last week for new members – once again pitching the £19 monthly or £228 annually donation as an ‘alternative season ticket’ for exiled fans – there has been an unprecedented response from Grecians ready to help.
Fund organiser Alan Crockford said:-
Obviously with a membership offer like the unique package I’ve created for the 1931 Fund, you’d be mad not to join.
You bung us money, and in return you get nothing – except the odd email and a warm glow of Grecian pride.
Alan admits to being delighted and relieved by the level of interest. He continues
This really did begin with a single thread on Exeweb in 2010 – nothing more than that.
It’s lovely to see yet more fans sticking their hand up and offering to keep the whole thing going.
This past week has given us a real boost – and there’s still time for more fans to get on board and help us put a really promising young player in the Number 31 shirt.
Potential new members who can spare £19 per month to support one of the great Exeweb success stories can contact Alan by emailing [email protected] or by messaging Alan Crockford on Exeweb.