The club would like to put on record it’s thanks to a number of our fans, sponsors and advertisers, who have been in touch over the recent days and weeks to pledge their support and enquire as to how they can help to financially aid the club at this uncertain time. This has been hugely appreciated!
Given these offers, coupled with the obvious issue of no gate money coming into the club, we have been working hard behind the scenes to put in place a way of giving the fans and sponsors, who are in the position to do so, an opportunity to contribute financially to the club whilst receiving something meaningful in return.
To that end we have created opportunity for fans and sponsors to establish a standing order to the club for an amount decided by them (starting from £20 per month) which will help the club through the coming uncertain months. The value of all donations made by the end of May 2021 will be accumulated and credited to the individual under their unique membership number. At the end of May 2021, fans will have the opportunity of claiming a series of rewards including hospitality packages, or shares in the club. This will only be available to fans making uninterrupted minimum monthly donations of £20 between April 2020 to May 2021.
Fans will be able to choose whether to leave their donation in the club. They could choose to receive gifts of shares, with a share certificate to acknowledge the support the bearer has given to the club at this difficult time. They might take advantage of special free hospitality packages such as Sponsor’s Tables or hospitality in the Ferranti Suite for a Category A game in the 2020/21 season, or Match Ball Sponsorship where appropriate. We are also looking at other alternatives to recognise the generosity of our loyal supporters, and will keep you updated.
We feel that these options mean that fans who are able to offer us support at this time, will also have the chance to be recognised and rewarded when we come through this difficult period.
All monies generated from this will go straight towards the operating costs of the club and will support the day to day running over the coming months.
We fully appreciate that many of our fans will have their own finances to consider and evaluate over the coming days and weeks, so this may not be something for you at this stage. However, we wanted to open that door for those who have been in touch offering to help whilst making sure that the gesture was reciprocated at a future date.
For any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We continue to monitor the overall situation on a day to basis and as previous, urge all fans to continue to follow Government guidelines; stay at home where possible and keep washing your hands to minimise the spread of the virus.
To create the standing order, follow the easy steps below –
Send an email to email@example.com with the title Livingston FC Operating Fund stating:
I would like to create a standing order to the club, making a monthly donation of “£x” towards Livingston FC operating costs.
Please give your –
- Full Name
- Postal Address
- Contact Number
- Date of Birth
*Minimum monthly payment from £20.
We’ll reply to your email to:
- Approve application.
- Provide you with a unique reference code*.
- Provide you with our bank details for creating the standing order.
*Please make sure you use your reference code when setting up your standing order/for all payments. This is really important.
Reply by email to let us know you’ve created the standing order:
- Stating your membership number.
- Confirming that you have set up a monthly standing order and the confirmed monthly amount.