Chorley FC have been around a long time, survived two World Wars, played in local, regional and national leagues and beaten a number of higher ranking opponents in the FA Cup. Coronavirus is a new challenge altogether.
We are Club which until last month was thriving off a near-decade of steady growth both on and off the field. As we've risen up the tiers of semi-pro football our crowds and support base have too.
Our average gates at Victory Park had increased from sub-300 to over 1,600 in just 10 seasons. Now, due to Covid-19, they stand at zero. The gates to our home of 100 years are locked, the fixture schedule is at a standstill and our revenue streams are drying up.
That is why we've taken to Crowdfunder to ask for your help. We don't want the growth of the club to turn into a quick decline. We want to come out the other side of this national crisis as strong as possible and to be able to compete at the top end of non-league football again.
Any amount pledged to the club will be used to put us in a stronger position over the coming weeks and months.