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Closed 08/06/2020

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£4,650
raised of £6,000 target by 159 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,650 to Whyteleafe Football Club

    Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0AR
    Funded on Monday, 8th June 2020

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    UPDATE...

    Update April 6th. Thank you so much for everyone's generous support so far. Since setting and exceeding our original target of £3,000, the severity and potential length of the lockdown due to Covid 19 has increased. With this in mind, we are having to increase the sum requested to £6,000.

    With your help we believe we can pay what needs to be paid over the coming weeks and ensure that we reopen when the time is right. Please donate if you can and help spread the word. Any sum is welcome, small or large. Stay safe and we look forward to re-opening our gates and doors to you as soon as circumstances allow.

    Following the FA's decision to bring to an immediate end the 2019/20 season and the uncertainty as to when we will be able to resume competitive football, our club faces an ever more uncertain future. To ensure WFC can re-open when the time is right we're continuing our fundraising effort.

    Thank you to everybody who has donated so far.

    We’re proud. We’re Whyteleafe. But we need your help.

    Whyteleafe Football Club is what’s known as a community football club: a club that’s notched up 74 years as a place of shared memories, shared achievement and shared friendships.

    Today, after 74 years, we’re asking for help. In these unparalleled times, we have had to make some difficult decisions. We’re a local club without national support. Given the lack of games, lack of people in our bar and lack of parties at the weekends in our club house we are faced with the threat of permanent closure, which is why we’re now urgently asking for your help.

    This is what we are and what we do. We’re used by 26 junior teams (more than 400 youngsters), a ladies’ team, 1st X1, academy teams and local schools for football all day every day. We’ve got an amazing walking football team and some companies who hire our pitches for after work get-togethers. We know that helps their physical health as well as providing support for mental wellbeing. We’ve become very aware of that in the past couple of weeks. We also have a vibrant clubhouse that’s open every evening and hired out for celebrations of every kind. Those hires usually pay to keep Whyteleafe Football Club open.

    But now there is no football and every party for the next three months has cancelled. There is no income. Staff have been laid off and as of 5pm on Friday, March 20, when the gates to the ground were locked, nobody is sure when the club will be able to reopen.

    There is no doubt that many non-league clubs like us are not going to survive the Coronavirus pandemic. There is currently no help from the Government or FA but we still have bills to pay. Please help us to make sure we can remain part of your community and that community football will be played again in Whyteleafe.

    Thank you.

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      Page last updated on: 5/30/2020 17.46

      Supporters

      159

      • Steve

        Steve

        May 30, 2020

        £20.00

      • Rachel Smith

        Rachel Smith

        May 28, 2020

        £10.00

      • Stephen Crawley

        Stephen Crawley

        May 19, 2020

        Come on you Leafe!

        £50.00

      • Calvin

        Calvin

        May 18, 2020

        £20.00

      • Ryan

        Ryan

        May 18, 2020

        Can’t wait to get back playing great place needs to stay open

        £50.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 16, 2020

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 16, 2020

        Robbos Tuesday Football Group My subs for may 2020 sessionsHoping you reach the target soon and that we will be back playing real soon, Our group are itching to get back playing on a Tuesday Robbo

        £20.00

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      Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0AR

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