Over three weeks ago, Chester Football Club launched Boost the Budget, the most ambitious fundraiser in the club’s history which aimed to raise £100,000 for next season’s first team budget over a seven-week period.
Boost the Budget sought to give our management team the certainty they need about their playing budget in 2020/21, giving Chester FC the best chance of hitting the ground running next season.
After smashing past our £100,000 target on Friday night, our latest update is as follows…
Thank you for your support, let’s keep driving this number up!
There are still loads of reasons to contribute, either via one-off donation or direct debit.
Our tiered reward scheme has been incredibly popular, giving fans special rewards for their contributions.
There are five tiers of Boost the Budget rewards available for those committing to contribute above £5 per month (or equivalent one-off payment) to our playing budget.
The tiers are: Our City, Our Community, Our Club, Club Hero, and Club Legend – and each tier brings additional rewards as you raise your contribution.
We have lots of entries into our Fan Experience draw for those pledging £5 per month and above, whilst those pledging £10 and above get a limited edition ‘10 Years’ pin badge. Our Community subscribers have also helped to buy over 400 tickets for the Community Trust to distribute to local children.
At £20 and above, fans get to choose from the special fan reward menu, and as a result we will be hearing ten fan-chosen playlists before Blues games next season, with all ten spaces for that reward snapped up already. There will also be a new look to the squad photo, with fans taking their place alongside the players, as well as a new ’10 Years of Chester FC’ wall at the stadium, made up of bricks bought by the fans.
Above that, Club Hero – £50 per month and above – gives you two tickets to the End of Season Awards. Finally, Club Legend gives you two tickets to a special meal with the management team – location to be confirmed despite the gaffers being very keen on TGI Fridays!
Chester Football Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to Boost the Budget. We could not have done it without you!
Our City, Our Community, Our Club.