TROSC & Trust join forces for fund raising initiative
Two Tranmere Rovers supporters groups have come together to attempt to raise funds to help the Club’s promotion push.
The Tranmere Rovers Trust and Tranmere Rovers Official Supporters Club are attempting to raise £30,000 in 60 days to go towards the playing squad budget in the second half of the season.
The Club is backing the campaign which will see all the money raised – should the target be met – go straight into Micky Mellon’s kitty to strengthen the squad.
Tranmere Rovers Trust Chairman Ben Harrison said: “The team is currently top of the National League table and on an excellent run of results, but there’s a long way to go and a lot of points to play for. Anything can happen between now and the end of the season in terms of injuries and suspensions and whilst Mark and Nicola have recently put in additional funds to strengthen Micky’s squad, we want to help the manager to have the resources to go out and strengthen where he sees fit.”
Tranmere Rovers Official Supporters Club Chairman Mark Bartley added: “This is the fans’ chance to get really get behind Micky and the team and do their bit to give them the best chance possible of getting back into the Football League. We’re all in it together and the fans’ donations could enable the Manager to fund the wages of a player who makes the difference to the Club’s future.”
Donations can be made in person in the Club Shop or online at www.trfcshop.co.uk. Should the campaign not reach its target of £30,000 by 11th February 2017 all donations will be refunded.
Supporters who donate between £30 and £100 will have their name printed on the walls of the Players’ tunnel and changing room for the whole of the 2017-18 season.
Supporters who donate more than £100 and up to £500 will have their name printed on the walls of the Players’ tunnel and changing room for the whole of the 2017-18 season and also receive a special limited edition keyring which will be presented to them at an evening with the manager.
Supporters who donate in excess of £500 will have their name printed on the walls of the Players’ tunnel and changing room for the whole of the 2017-18 season, receive a special limited edition keyring which will be presented to them at an evening with the manager and will also be invited to take part in a team photo with the 2016-17 squad before the end of the season.
Tranmere Rovers Chairman Mark Palios commented: “This is a fantastic initiative from the fans and one which has our full backing.
“It’s another example of the community spirit shown by Tranmere Rovers supporters. I know that gaining promotion would mean as much to the fans as it would to Nicky and me, the staff and players. The fans’ donations can play a big part in the second half of the season and hopefully they can have a direct impact on the success of the Club.”
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