Help Grimsby Town achieve Operation Promotion

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Help Grimsby Town achieve Operation Promotion
We did it
On 25th July 2015 we successfully raised £111,193 with 2004 supporters in 55 days

Help the Mariners Trust raise £20,000 to improve Paul Hurst's transfer kitty ahead of the 2015/16 football season.

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New stretch target

Now we have raised more than the minimum £20,000, we aim to raise as much money as possible for Paul Hurst's transfer kitty. The next target is to hit £80,000.

 


Project aim

Help the Mariners Trust raise £20,000 to improve Paul Hurst's transfer kitty ahead of the 2015/16 football season.

About the project

YOU'VE DONE IT!

On Saturday, 25 July - the final day of the campaign - we finally passed the £100,000 mark. This was made up of approximately £74,000 worth of contributions from this page and a further £26,000 worth of contributions (net - with costs and expenses taken off) from other sources, including the Mullen family, the Mariners Trust and local business Eurolec Services Ltd.

You can read more about reaching this target here: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/100-000-figure-raised-Grimsby-Town-fans-Operation/story-27478654-detail/story.html

The Mariners Trust launched Operation Promotion on 1 June with the aim of boosting Paul Hurst’s transfer kitty for next season. The plan was to raise £20,000 in eight weeks with all proceeds raised added into Hurst’s existing budget for the Mariners’ 2015/16 Conference assault. The intention was for this money to be used to fund a new, key player for next season.

Within just a few hours of the launch, we'd managed to meet our £20,000 target. By the end of day 1, we'd raised £25,000 - and that didn't include the extra cash promised by the Trust or the Mullen family.

By the end of day 3 we'd hit £34,000. And by the end of the first week we homed in on £40,000. After two and a half weeks we'd nailed £50,000.

Our efforts attracted some fantastic media coverage. We've made the Grimsby Telegraph, Cleethorpes Chronicle, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Look North, BBC.co.uk and the Non League Paper. We were even featured on Talksport Radio and Colin Murray was so impressed he featured our plight in The Metro.

 

 

We have a number of 'rewards' available for people - so you can either choose to donate to the cause or you can purchase an item. Please note - all monies are held until the campaign is complete. Once completed the Trust receives the funds. The campaign lasts 60 days and no item will be available until the campaign is completed. You will be contacted at the beginning of August with details on how to claim your pledge.

All money raised goes into Paul Hurst's transfer kitty. This is with the exception of any fees which Crowdfunder.co.uk charge us (approx 6 per cent) and the cost of making or purchasing any of the rewards (such as the t-shirts and mugs).

We will be updating with new rewards throughout the campaign. You will be able to collect any items from the club shop for free once the campaign is fully funded. Postage in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area is also included. Postage to other areas may cost more. Please email enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk with any questions.

Latest Reward!

'This Town Knows' t-shirt! Limited edition and comes in size S-XXXL. Only £20 whilst stocks last!

For more details about the Mariners Trust visit www.marinerstrust.co.uk or www.facebook.com/marinerstrust Please use the hashtag #OperationPromotion wherever possible!

 

What People Have Said About The Campaign

"An unbelievable achievement to raise that sort of money in less than a week!" - Colin Murray, Talksport Radio"Nothing should surprise us about our brilliant supporters, but this is frankly unbelievable." - John Fenty, Grimsby Town Director"I just donated! Love to see the supporters rallying like that!" - Adam Richman, Man vs Food TV Presenter

 

What The Fans Have Said About The Campaign

"I moved to Grimsby three years ago but never got round to watching a game, my first one was the semi final second leg against Eastleigh at blundell park, both sets of fans were great there but the trip to Wembley sold me, the town fans are incredible and this just goes to prove it. I have donated, I'm sure I will again in the coming weeks and I can't wait to get my hands on a season ticket next week and become a part of this incredible football club. UTFM!" - LFC2907

"Truly amazing effort by town fans to raise so much so soon - shows how desperate for a return to the Football League we are and how much belief there is that this time we can make it. C'mon Town!" - Toon

"This donation is for my mum who is responsible for both mine and my brothers love of town, along with our cousins and her friends children..! Despite us having not lived in Grimsby for over two decades we will forever continue supporting Town! UTMM!" - AlisonTFarell

"This donation is on behalf of my grandson Bailey Smith, aged 5. Helping to build a future so he can enjoy watching the Mariners as he grows up. UTM" - Tradjazz

"This contribution comes from my Dad, Dick Daly, a Town fan for over 60years, and he's proud to be supporting such a fantastic campaign. UTM" - Mrjondude

"I'm 7 years old & have put £2 of my pocket money in to help Town get promotion next season.UTM" - Adam

"Last season's finale was heart breaking and no Town fan wants to experience that ever again, that's why this is such a great idea. Pleased to be playing my part towards #OperationPromotion and have a very good feeling about the upcoming season. UTM!" - Jonnynoods

 

(Main image courtesy of the Grimsby Telegraph)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

One off annual membership to the Mariners Trust for a senior (over 65)

£5 or more

410 of 500 claimed

£5 Reward

Fish pin badge! We all remember the chant at Wembley - now get your commemorative Mariners Trust 'Fish' pin badge!

£5 or more

42 of 40 claimed

£5 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

One off annual membership to the Mariners Trust for Under 19

£5 or more

201 of 200 claimed

£5 Reward

GTFC 'So Proud To Be' black wristband! Get one of our very special 'So Proud To Be GTFC' black wristbands! All same size.

£5 or more

89 of 180 claimed

£5 Reward

Budget Boost celebration party Get your ticket to the Budget Boost celebration party at McMenemys on Saturday, 25 July. 8pm start. Last chance to raise money for Operation Promotion - buffet, DJ, auction and raffle...plus countdown to the end at midnight. GTFC shirts encouraged.

£6 or more

51 of 100 claimed

£6 Reward

"This Town Knows" - the official GTFC and Mariners Trust fixtures calendar. Capturing the mood, support & unity from the fans. Priced at £6 with all funds going to Operation Promotion. A one stop shop for fixtures for youth, reserves & 1st team.

£10 or more

21 of 21 claimed

£10 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£10 or more

102 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

Fish Mug We all remember the 'Fish' chant at Wembley - here's the chance to get a Mariners Trust mug to remind you of it!

£10 or more

50 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

Wayne Burnett 'goal' poster - signed Your opportunity to get a signed poster of the image of the 1998 golden goal at Wembley!

£10 or more

175 of 200 claimed

£10 Reward

Alan Buckley Years DVD The Mariners Trust present this exclusive DVD, celebrating the 10 year association between Alan Buckley and Grimsby Town.

£10 or more

939 of 1500 claimed

£10 Reward

A Harry Haddock! Harry's back! For the first time in 10 years, and thanks to in2wrk.com and Histon Mariners, the Mariners Trust is recreating Harry Haddock. Get your inflatable fish today! If you wish you can pledge more than £10. Harrys are due October 2015.

£10 or more

100 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

'Oh When The Town' Mug We're going to be steaming in next season, right? Get your limited edition 'Oh When The Town' mug for £10!

£15 or more

92 of 180 claimed

£15 Reward

Lloyd Griffith and special guests at McMenemys, Blundell Park on Thursday, 29 October. 1 ticket to a brilliant night of comedy featuring Lloyd Griffith and special guests. Proceeds going to the campaign. No physical tickets produced, your name will be on the list. For multiple tickets you need to make multiple pledges.

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

Appear as Mr or Miss November in the GTFC fixture calendar! Pledge £15 and star in the GTFC/Mariners Trust fixture calendar! Only 5 places available. You will pose for the month of November!

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

Mock back page of the Grimsby Telegraph - new manager appointment! Become the story on the back page of the Grimsby Telegraph! Send us your name, details and a photo and you will become the hero at Grimsby Town. You'll receive an A3 PDF copy of the back page focusing on becoming the club's new manager. Thanks to the Grimsby Telegraph for this reward!

£15 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£15 Reward

Mock back page of the Grimsby Telegraph - goalkeeper hero in penalty shoot out! Become the story on the back page of the Grimsby Telegraph! Send us your name, details and a photo and you will become the hero at Grimsby Town. You'll receive an A3 PDF copy of the back page focusing on being the hero in a penalty shoot out. Thanks to the Grimsby Telegraph for this reward!

£15 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£15 Reward

Mock back page of the Grimsby Telegraph - hat trick hero! Become the story on the back page of the Grimsby Telegraph! Send us your name, details and a photo and you will become the hero at Grimsby Town. You'll receive an A3 PDF copy of the back page focusing on becoming a hat trick hero! Thanks to the Grimsby Telegraph for this reward!

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

Mock back page of the Grimsby Telegraph - YOU are the club's newest signing! Become the story on the back page of the Grimsby Telegraph! Send us your name, details and a photo and you will become the hero at Grimsby Town. You'll receive an A3 PDF copy of the back page focusing on becoming the club's latest signing! Thanks to the Grimsby Telegraph for this reward!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

One off annual membership to the Mariners Trust for an adult

£20 or more

27 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Alan Buckley and John Cockerill 'Wembley 98' poster - signed Your opportunity to get a signed poster of Alan Buckley and John Cockerill celebrating after the 98 Wembley win. Will be signed by both men. Limited to 50.

£20 or more

100 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Fish t-shirt We all remember the 'Fish' chant at Wembley - here's the chance to get a Mariners Trust t-shirt to remind you of it!

£20 or more

148 of 250 claimed

£20 Reward

This Town Knows t-shirt. Thanks to Orphan Boy this has become our motto. Now you can wear the shirt with pride thanks to this amazing This Town Knows t-shirt! 'Grimsby Dock Tower' photo by Rob Faulkner

£20 or more

93 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Clap Clap Fish t-shirt in white We all remember the 'Fish' chant at Wembley - here's the chance to get a Mariners Trust t-shirt to remind you of it! The black variant sold out quickly, so here's your chance to grab it in white!

£20 or more

97 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

'Oh When The Town' t-shirt Get your limited edition 'Oh When The Town' t-shirt!

£25 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

The alternative ground tour with Lloyd Griffith - part 2! As the first sold out so quickly, he's agreed to do another. Comedian and celebrity GTFC fan Lloyd Griffith will give you the 'alternative' tour behind the scenes at Blundell Park. Date TBC.

£25 or more

28 of 28 claimed

£25 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£25 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

The alternative ground tour with Lloyd Griffith Comedian and celebrity GTFC fan Lloyd Griffith will give you the 'alternative' tour behind the scenes at Blundell Park. Date TBC.

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

Andrew Newman is heading to WWE Raw in Cleveland next Monday night. Andrew has 4 sign opportunities available. Each will be held up throughout one match live on Raw and will be seen by millions worldwide...8 words or less. Only 4 available!!

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

The alternative ground tour with Lloyd Griffith - SAT, 25 JULY Comedian and celebrity GTFC fan Lloyd Griffith is doing an 'alternative' tour behind the scenes at Blundell Park on SATURDAY, 25 JULY. Only 5 places left!

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£25 Reward

Hospitality for game v Torquay on 22 August We have 3 places available for pre-match hospitality for the Torquay game on 22 August. Package includes pre-match meal BUT NOT ticket. Kindly donated by Abatis.

£30 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed and framed photo of Graham Taylor We have 11" x 15" signed photos, framed, of former GTFC legend and England manager Graham Taylor. Only two available.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed photo of John McDermott and Tony Gallimore This reward is for a signed photo of John McDermott and Tony Gallimore. Only one available!

£30 or more

50 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

'Oh When The Town' shirt + mug combo! Get a limited edition 'Oh When The Town' mug and shirt in one combo package!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

One off family membership to the Mariners Trust for one year (2 adults and 2 under 19's)

£30 or more

101 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward

One off annual membership to the Mariners Trust for an adult + a limited edition FISH t-shirt!

£30 or more

50 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

A special FISH mug and a special FISH t-shirt in one combo package!

£40 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£40 Reward

A pair of VIP tickets for the Dean Windass evening on Saturday, 17 October at the Beachcomber. We have 10 pairs of VIP tickets or the Dean Windass evening on Saturday, 17 October at the Beachcomber which have been donated for Operation Promotion.

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£40 Reward

Special Orphan Boy tickets/shirt/signed CD combo pack! The fantastic Orphan Boy play at Yardbirds on 10 July. Get a pair of tickets, an OB shirt and a signed CD! Only two of these packs are available. http://twitter.com/orphanboyuk http://www.orphanboy.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/#!/orphanboyuk

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

Pair of tickets + corporate hospitality to Cleethorpes Cricket Club vs Lashings All Stars XI this Friday! Kindly donated by Chris Parker, we have a pair of tickets to Friday's Cleethorpes Cricket Club vs Lashings All Stars XI match. Includes corporate hospitality at noon and match tickets at 3pm. Only one pair available.

£40 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£40 Reward

Hospitality + match ticket for game v Torquay on 22 August We have 6 places available for pre-match hospitality for the Torquay game on 22 August. Package includes pre-match meal and ticket. Kindly donated by Abatis.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Ross Hannah's blue away shirt Get Ross Hannah's 2014/15 blue away shirt. Only one available. Please note - this item is NOT signed.

£50 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

Take part in go karting v 4 GTFC players! Thanks to Chequered Flag Go Karting four supporters will take on four GTFC players in a special go karting race! Only 4 places available. Date TBC.

£50 or more

16 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

5 Harry Haddocks! Harry's back! For the first time in 10 years, and thanks to in2wrk.com and Histon Mariners, the Mariners Trust is recreating Harry Haddock. Get your inflatable fish today! If you wish you can pledge more than £50. Harrys are due October 2015.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Marcus Marshall's signed boots We have a pair of Marcus Marshall's match worn boots from his previous spell with GTFC. They are signed. Kindly donated by Kyle Talbot.

£50 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

Enjoy fish and chips at Steels Restaurant with Paul Hurst and Chris Doig! Very generously donated by Steels, you can enjoy fish and chips in the company of Paul Hurst and Chris Doig! Eat the best fish and chips around and talk about whatever you like with the GTFC management duo. Date TBC. Only 6 places available!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Christian Jolley's blue away shirt Get Christian Jolley's 2014/15 blue away shirt. Only one available. Please note - this item is NOT signed.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Lenell John-Lewis's blue away shirt Get The Shop's 2014/15 blue away shirt. Only one available. Please note - this item is NOT signed.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Paul Bignot's blue away shirt from 2014/15 season We have Paul Bignot's blue away shirt from the 2014/15 season. This item is NOT signed. Only one available.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Jordan Chappell's blue away shirt from 2014/15 season We have Jordan Chappell's blue away shirt from the 2014/15 season. This item is NOT signed. Only one available.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

Signed David Nielsen GTFC shirt We have one signed David Nielsen shirt. The Danish striker played on loan for GTFC in the 2000/1 season. Only one shirt available.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

One year's corporate membership for the Mariners Trust An annual corporate membership to the Mariners Trust, perfect for local businesses. See our website for full details - www.marinerstrust.co.uk

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£75 Reward

Signed Steve Croudsen yellow goalkeeper shirt!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Lifetime membership to the Mariners Trust Pledge £100 and you can become a lifetime member of the Mariners Trust

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£100 Reward

Be the referee's assistant at a 'celebrity' football match at Blundell Park on a date TBC.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Referee a 'celebrity' football match at Blundell Park on a date TBC.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A donation to Paul Hurst's transfer budget!

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£100 Reward

Take part in the team photo for the 2015/16 campaign!

£100 or more

15 of 15 claimed

£100 Reward

Take part in a 'celebrity' football match at Blundell Park on a date TBC.

£100 or more

8 of 8 claimed

£100 Reward

Boardroom hospitality before and after a Grimsby Town home match during the 2015/16 season. Includes ticket to the game.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Signed shirt by the 2011/12 Grimsby Town squad We have a 2011/12 home shirt signed by the entire squad. Only one available!

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£125 Reward

Craig Clay's red away shirt - signed! Get Craig Clay's 2014/15 red away shirt. Only one available. It will be signed my the man himself!

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£125 Reward

Purple signed James McKeown 2014/15 shirt We have a James McKeown 2014/15 goalkeeper shirt in purple available. Signed by the man himself! Only one available!

£125 or more

£125 Reward

Josh Gowling's blue away shirt - signed! Get Josh Gowling's 2014/15 blue away shirt. Only one available. It will be signed by the man himself!

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