Morecambe FC is excited to announce the launch of an innovative crowdfunding campaign in response to the current coronavirus outbreak.
As a community club at the heart of the local area, we are aware of the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having and we are doing all we can to play our part in contributing to a community response. We are primarily concerned for the health and safety of our staff, fans and the entire Morecambe community, but we are also focusing considerable efforts on overcoming the considerable economic challenge that the unprecedented situation presents.
Whilst Morecambe FC is in a stronger position than several clubs up and down the country, a huge amount of hard work is going into ensuring that we strengthen this position. We are eager to ensure that we, our suppliers and our partners can meet financial commitments, despite there being no football in the short-term. We are also keen to show our support for the local NHS, which is doing such a fantastic job under the most difficult conditions it has ever faced.
As a result, we are launching an innovative crowdfunding campaign that will include a broad range of excellent value opportunities including ticket packages, centenary kit pre-orders, sponsorship opportunities and VIP experiences from the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Included in the vast range of options are never before offered director experiences, for both home and away fixtures, a broad range of hospitality packages, match tickets and pre-order options for the highly anticipated home and away 2020/21 centenary kits.
In order to ensure that this campaign shows the club’s appreciation for those who are working so hard to keep us all safe, we will donate one match ticket for the 2020/221 season to NHS staff from Morecambe Bay NHS Trust and other key workers for every £100 raised in our crowdfunding campaign. We will also offer fans the opportunity to donate further rewards to the Trust as part of the scheme.
On the launch of the crowdfunding campaign, Commercial Manager Martin Thomas said:
“The current pandemic stretches way beyond the football industry. However, the club feels a very real sense of responsibility to do everything it can to support our stakeholders – many of them members of the Shrimps faithful themselves.”
“It is not enough for us to simply sit tight and hope that it all blows over. By bringing forward a number of opportunities for next season, we are able to ensure cashflow in the short term, whilst also giving a little back to our local NHS heroes who are working so incredibly hard to keep us all safe and healthy.”