|Posted on 2 August, 2017 at 7:00|
We sent over 100 letters to members outside the parish during the summer, in the hope that they would help the club through our new Supporters' Draw. Our members in the parish are already contributing through the 'Fiver A Week' fundraiser - which has been an amazing help in getting our astro pitch to its current state.
The membership subs we receive cover only about 60% of our annual expenses, not to mention this being a time of immense growth for the club - our astro pitches are due to be open within weeks.
If you received a letter, we would appreciate if you could return the bank mandate's in the self-addressed envelope to Niall Rooney as soon as possible.
Below is the text of the letter sent by our club chairman, Kieran Devenish:
Attached to this letter you’ll find – not one, but – two very important ‘Supporter Sheets.’ The purpose of each of these sheets is to raise vital new funds to help our club secure exciting new training facilities and realise a long cherished dream of having a full-sized grass playing pitch of our own. That’s our goal! And by working together as a team, I know we can do it.
The first – and most important - Supporter Sheet of all is for you. That’s the green one. And please! Please say you’ll support us as generously as you can by completing and returning your green Supporter Sheet to us as quickly as you possibly can.
Having you on our support team will be wonderful! It will be a hugely positive step forward for all of us in Bearna na Forbacha Aontaithe Club. But - and nobody will appreciate this better than you do - like every successful team in our game, the more ‘strikers’ we have available to us, the more opportunities we have of achieving our goal.
And that’s what your second ‘Supporter Sheet’ – the white one – is all about. Please, before the week is out, will you strategically pass your second supporter sheet (the white sheet!) to a friend, a work colleague or another member of your family and ask them if they also will support us in this community-wide task.
Tell them that by making a €10 monthly donation to the Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaithe Club Draw, not only will they be actively supporting the development of one of our own local clubs, but they will immediately secure for themselves opportunity after opportunity to win some fabulous monthly draw prizes.
There’ll be prizes every single month for the coming year! This means that month after month after month, somebody’s got to win one of our super monthly prizes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that ‘somebody’ was you, or if it was someone who you personally encouraged to pitch in and support us.... indeed you could both be winners on different months.
But first, we need your support... and then we need you to help us to actively spread the word by passing on the white sheet to another family member or a friend and actively encouraging them to become a supporter too.
As I said at the outset of this important letter to you... if as many club members like you as possible pitch in to support this local fundraising campaign, together we can achieve our goal and everyone in our community will benefit.
Please say you’ll support us.
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