Our Future’s Bright crowdfunding campaign came to a close this afternoon, after an extraordinary eight weeks for the club.
Our target was ambitious, especially given the current climate, but any expectations we had were absolutely blown out of the water. Local businesses, supporters, current and former players, Sussex natives and even our rivals came together to achieve something special.
Right from the word go we received an overwhelming amount of support, and it never seemed to slow down. In what was a whirlwind of a fortnight we achieved our target of £43,000, well ahead of schedule. Given the enormous support we were still receiving, it felt only right to allow the full duration of the campaign to play out and give everyone ample time to get involved.
By the end of the campaign we raised a massive £47,255 – an additional £4,255 more than our original target, raising funds for even more improvements.
Our best day was Monday 18th May, a day which saw us raise a staggering £7,720 in just 24 hours.
The average pledge was £116, and we received many four figure donations from some generous and passionate people.
We now have 251 people on our Wall of Fame, ten Lifetime Season Ticket Holders, and 406 backers who forever have our gratitude.
The construction work at the Crucial Environmental Stadium has already begun, but there’s still a way to go before we see it in all its glory.
The money raised is going towards a new set of floodlights, a new bar and refreshments area, a toilet block, and the refurbishment of the changing rooms. These improvements will be
vital in preparing our ground for the National League, as the club continues to look to the future.
We will also be in the process of organising and distributing all the gifts and rewards that our supporters have purchased. If you have any questions about these please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
£47,255 raised. 406 supporters. One football club with a very bright future.
Make no mistake, this is a massive achievement for the club and for the town. This will be remembered for a long time to come.
From everyone at Worthing Football Club, thank you all for your fantastic support. We can’t wait to see you all again at our new-and-improved home.