The Final Push
Today we’re launching a final push on our scoreboard Crowdfunder, releasing loads of new rewards in an effort to upgrade the screen we’ve already been able to purchase.
In truth we were all taken a little bit by surprise when we hit our total so quickly and we’ve spent the last few days thinking about our next move.
This lunchtime our funding total stood at a whopping £59,023 – £3,523 over our original target and with 10 days still to go.
On Tuesday night supporters at the Colchester United game were able to see the type of screen we will be installing for themselves.
A Bigger Scoreboard
Our original plan was ambitious and we had hoped to raise the money to purchase a 4,480 x 2,560mm scoreboard (or 12 square metres, made up of 4 x 3 320mm tiles).
Following our visit by ADI.TV on Tuesday for the Colchester United game we have decided to launch a final push to improve the size of the screen.
We have identified a bigger version that is 14.74 square metres in size and costs £43,412.61 in total (the original one cost £37,000 with full details available on our Crowdfunder page).
That amounts to a further £6,412.61 of further funding of which we have already raised £3,523 on top of our initial target.
To achieve this we have pulled together a load of great new rewards.
There are two exclusive training sessions with skipper Aaron Downes (for both kids and adults), 10 places in official team photo up for grabs, a money-can’t-buy racing day, brilliant golf offers and a chance to grab a match shirt if you missed out last week.
The Wall of Fame - Win a Squad Number
It’s also a final opportunity for fans to join our Wall of Fame
and have their name permanently on the back of The Colin Farmer Stand.
You may remember that Grant McCann challenged supporters to get involved for a chance of winning his 2006 match-worn shirt and match ball.
Now we’re offering you the chance for one Wall of Famer to have a squad number next season, appearing on the back of the programme next season with the rest of the players and receiving a signed shirt with your name and number on the back.
If we can hit 350 Wall of Famers by December 5, when the campaign ends, we'll give it away to one lucky supporter (our 281 current backers are already in the hat).
All Wall of Famers are also in the draw for a pair of 2017-18 season tickets, so it’s the perfect way to support the campaign.
Let’s see how far we can go in the final 10 days and try to go bigger than we ever imagined.
Take a look at Crowdfunder.co.uk/scoreboard for all the details
Our New Rewards - Click HERE for full details on our Crowdfunder page
SIGNED CHAMPIONS SHIRTS: Limited to four. Last season’s home shirts signed by all the championship squad. £100 each.
ASA HALL SHIRT: Asa Hall match-worn shirt (for the eight minutes he played in League Two in 2014-15. Signed. £50
TREVOR CARSON SHIRT: Trevor Carson match-worn shirt. £50
STEVEN GILLESPIE SHIRT: Match-worn shirt. £50
AARON DOWNES TRAINING (UNDER-16s): Exclusive training session with Cheltenham Town captain Aaron Downes (dates to be confirmed). Limited to 20 places. £50 each.
AARON DOWNES TRAINING (OVER-16s): Exclusive training session with Cheltenham Town captain Aaron Downes (dates to be confirmed). Limited to 20 places. £50 each.
DIRECTOR FOR A DAY: You and a guest will be Directors for a day at the LCI Rail Stadium. Limited to one. £200
GOLF AT FOREST OF ARDEN: Limited to one. 4-ball Forest of Arden. £180 (worth £240)
GOLF AT THE BELFRY: Strictly limited to one. 4-ball at The Brabazon course at the Belfry. The majestic fairways and carpet-smooth greens of The Brabazon form a world-famous stage on which some of golf’s most exhilarating dramas have played out. £475
Its meticulous design involves tight fairways, perilous bunkers, lakes and fast undulating greens, creating iconic holes that have challenged some of the games greatest. As you’d expect, it’s a challenging golf course, but a must-play for anyone who’s serious about the sport.
Walk in the footsteps of golfing legends… Seve’s historic drive onto the 10th green, Sam Torrance’s famous putt that won the 1985 Ryder Cup match for the European Team or Christie O’Connor Jr’s belligerent 2 iron across the lake at the 18th. More recent changes have seen the 6th hole become one of the most demanding, rated highly by modern-day great Lee Westwood. £475 (worth £640)
TEAM PHOTO: Your picture with the 2017-18 squad at the LCI Rail Stadium. Join the team next summer in the official club photograph ahead of the new season. Limited to 10. £100 each.
CHRISTIAN BURGESS SHIRT (PORTSMOUTH): Match-worn from the match against us earlier in the month. £50
SHANE DUFF SHIRT: Match-worn and signed shirt. £50
BOBBY DALE SHIRT: Light Blue away shirt, match-worn. £50
MOT: 20 MOTs courtesy if Completely Motoring. £35 each.
RACING AT CHELTENHAM: Strictly limited to one. A full day’s experience at Cheltenham Races on Saturday 10th December. The chance for two people to visit Fergal O’Brien’s yard and gallops at Naunton, near Cheltenham during the morning, followed by racing that afternoon at Cheltenham as Owners.