FC United - Kit it Out

by stockportred in Manchester

We did it
On 19th May 2014 we successfully raised £51,395 with 679 supporters in 56 days

**OVERFUNDING** FC United are going to Moston. As our new home is being built, we are fundraising to kit out the function room.

by stockportred in Manchester

We’ve only gone and done it! - £46k raised in only eight weeks

Amazing! When we first started our Kit it Out campaign we were worried that we were setting too ambitious a target with £26k to be raised in two months. We were proven wrong when our members, fans and supporters beat our target in half that time! We entered overfunding with a confident, but equally ambitious, £46k target. Incredibly, on the last day of the campaign we have broken through our overfunding target and are currently setting a new Crowdfunder record.

With the target beaten and the project ending at 17:28 today, we can say with pride that we have now raised the money to kit out the football ground of our dreams. The function room and kitchen at Broadhurst Park will be instrumental in FC United fulfilling its commitments to the community it will soon call home.

The function room will be the central hub of volunteering and community activities run by FC United across Greater Manchester. The kitchen will ensure that these activities will be well fuelled with food and cuppas, and we aim to use it as a facility to provide young people with training in catering.

None of this would have been possible without the people who have pledged to our Kit it Out project, and those who have shared it with friends, family and on social media. This really is a fantastic achievement of which we can all feel very proud. Additional funds can continue to be made until the time runs out later today. Any extra on top will also go towards the Broadhurst Park development fund.

We will be having a Kit it Out celebration meal on Thursday 4 December 2014 in the very function room we are funding in this campaign, eating food served from the very kitchen we are funding. Please join us by pledging for the meal rewards for what should be a great evening.

Broadhurst Park will be opening later this year and we hope to see as many of our backers there next season so they can see first-hand what a difference they have made.

Thank you so much for helping us Kit it Out!

We've done it! (Photo credit: GreatWinesNews)

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£5 or more

£5 Reward

Our eternal gratitude!

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£10 Reward

Acknowledgement on the club website as a backer of our fundraising campaign.

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£20 Reward

A certificate proving you helped pay for part of the ground's furnishings and equipment.

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Your name will be read out by our ground announcer at the first game.

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£30 Reward

Thank you very much. Our first team manager, Karl Marginson, will write you a personal thank you card showing our appreciation.

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Your name will be listed in a commemorative opening matchday programme.

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You and a friend will be invited onto the pitch to have your picture taken by one of FC United's excellent photographers on the centre spot of the pitch, facing the main stand.

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A meal for one in the function room at a special evening celebration event on Thursday 4 December 2014.

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£60 Reward

Be among the first to have a look around the new ground. Get yourself an individual tour ticket.

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An item on the menu will be named after you on a matchday.

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Walk out onto the pitch with the team. You, your child or even nominate a friend.

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Spend a game on the FC United bench at the new ground.

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Your chance to warm up with the FC United squad on the pitch before a game.

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Join an FC United training session. See the players behind the scenes.

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Behind the scenes matchday experience. Join the FC United press officer on an "access all areas" matchday experience during an FC United home game at the new ground.

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A meal for four in the function room at a special evening celebration event on Thursday 4 December 2014.

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£500 Reward

A ground tour for up to 10 people. Be among the first to have a look around our new home once construction is complete and before the official opening.

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£1,200 Reward

All the above. Plus the new ground photo will be signed by the first team squad.

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You'll receive a limited edition framed picture of the new ground (once it's built!).

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A framed copy of the matchday programme cover for the first game at the new ground, signed by Karl Marginson, the FC United first team manager. Limited number available.

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Join FCUM Radio as guest commentator at a home game in the new ground.

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