"In light of recent events, and troubled times ahead, with football postponed across all levels we need your support more than ever!
It would be amazing if we could all stick together and support the club and our Curzon family, helping out where possible.
Any help or donations would be gratefully received – take a look at our Crowdfunder page and options available.
First of all, we’d like to make clear the club fully supports the decision to postpone all football. The health and wellbeing of fans, players, staff and the general public must come first and as frustrating and inconvenient as the current situation is, protecting everyone is the number one priority.
Following government guidelines and following the postponement of the National League the club’s various income streams have dried up from match-day revenue, the bars, the snack bar and our room hire facilities.
Financial Director, Harry Twamley had this to say:
“It’s going to affect us all badly. With the league suspended there are not only no gate receipts but there are no bar receipts either,” he explained.
“Because people are being told not to go outside, we’re getting lots of calls cancelling parties in our function room. We’re losing room rent because organisations have called off the meetings they hold at our ground during the week, and we’re not receiving anything from the 3G pitch because youngsters have been told not to train.”
On the launch of the crowdfunding campaign, Chairman Wayne Salkeld 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 club and surrounding community – It is not enough for us to simply sit tight and hope that it all blows over. By moving forward, we can offer various options for next season, we are able to ensure cashflow in the short term, as well as give a little back to the NHS heroes who are working to keep us all safe and healthy.”
For every £20 raised in our crowdfunding campaign, we will donate one match ticket for the 2020/2021 season to NHS staff and any Frontline Workers from Tameside.