Press release - Crowdfund ends
Tooting & Mitcham United FC Crowdfunding campaign closes raising over £10,000 for the club from 238 supporters.
Tooting & Mitcham United FC launched the crowdfunding campaign on the 24th April to help the club during its current closure. The campaign has been very successful and has raised £10,070.00 thanks to the generous donations of its supporters, the local community and the clubs sponsors.
A sponsored run around the pitch by Joint First Team Managers Cornelius Nwadialor and Ashley Bosah and coach Myles Warren helped increase donations as the campaign entered the second week and their efforts are to be applauded as they undertook the run on one of our hottest days.
The donations over the last 4 weeks consisted of various amounts from £5 to £500, with the average donation being £42. The total sum raised includes £1,900 of sponsorship packages, including 6 mascot packages, 8 for match day sponsorship and 2 purchasing the ‘Friend of T&MUFC package’ for £500.
The remaining amount consisted of general donations and this money will be divided evenly across all areas of the organisation with contributions going towards the recent pitch works carried out and general facility improvements to assist with the safe reopening of the premises as well as money towards the first team budget and the youth section for new equipment e.g. balls, bibs and cones.
Caroline McRoyall, Chair of Tooting & Mitcham United FC said ‘We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our supporters, many of whom have donated more than once to the campaign. The money will help the club so much during this time and when we are able to reopen safely. We look forward to seeing you all at Imperial Fields soon’.
Everyone who has contributed was been entered into a prize draw and the club is pleased to announce that the winner of the Tooting & Mitcham Shirt signed by Michail Antonio is Lee Graham. Gemma Davis will receive a pair of season tickets and Stephen McCarthy will get free entry to a game of their choice next season with board room hospitality.
For more information contact club Chair Caroline McRoyall by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair Caroline and Cornelius speak on riverside radio
Club chair Caroline and one half of the management team Cornielius were live on Riverside Radio Sport Show today to discus the clubs crowdfund and the future of non-league. You can listen back to the show here
Tooting & Mitcham United FC supporters donate £500 to club Crowdfunder campaign and gift advertising package to St George’s Hospital Charity.
Ciaran and Emmeline pictured with striker Hady Ghandour and sponser Jimmy Ramble at a game last season
Tooting & Mitcham United FC launched the crowdfunding campaign on the 24th April to help the club during its current closure. The campaign has been very successful raising over £8,000 to date thanks to the generous donations of the local community and its supporters.
Ciaran Kelly and Emmeline Pinion have been supporters of the club since moving to the area 2 years ago and decided to support the club by purchasing the featured reward of becoming a friend of the club for £500. Part of the package includes advertising for businesses and in order to support St George’s Hospital as well, Ciaran and Emmeline have offered this to the Charity to raise awareness and promote their activities throughout the season. This includes advertising via the club website, social media, a pitch-side banner and in the programme.
Amerjit Chohan, CEO of the St. George’s Hospital Charity said 'When Ciaran contacted us, we were very touched that he chose to use this opportunity to support his local hospital and our local NHS heroes at St. George's Hospital. During these unprecedented times, we are seeing so many acts of kindness in the hospital and in our community and would like to thank Ciaran and Tooting and Mitcham United FC for this opportunity.'
Tooting & Mitcham United FC and St Georges Hospital have a close relationship with their medical school and mental health team using the 3G pitches at the club for matches, as well as the club helping to raise funds for the Charity most recently at the comedy night held at the club back in September 2019.
Supporter Ciaran Kelly had the following to say about his generous donation ‘Since moving to the area two years ago, I have been impressed by the community spirit of Tooting, in particular, Tooting & Mitcham United FC and it has become a regular part of our week supporting the club home and away. During this difficult time, it seemed appropriate to support the club and the local hospital which Emmeline works at, in any way we could. We can’t wait to be back at Imperial Fields cheering on the Mighty Terrors!’
For more information on the club crowdfunding campaign which runs until the 22nd May 2020 visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/TMUFC or contact club Chair Caroline McRoyall by email on email@example.com.
For more information on St George’s Hospital Charity visit www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk
Results from 1st week of community cupboard project
A note from former Terror Anthony Quick
We caught up with former Terror Anthony Quick, who was a part of the team in the 1950s. Now 85, he shared some words for the Tooting & Mitcham fans during this tough period.
I have seen and done many things in my lifetime, but the current events match the worst times.
Somehow, long established sports clubs will again have to find their way out of this disaster and as WW2 shows us, it will rely once again on the resolve of your stalwart officials and supporters to get your beloved club back playing. This is your time, and your challenge!
T&MUFC in my time had the most accomplished, efficient, and respected club officials who really worked together, this was my impression in my time. Truly, these were mainly men who had picked the club up after the war and turned it into a 'Top Five Club'.
You all now have a hard act to follow, but I can see you doing it, as you will read in my resume*, which was penned before this current crisis. You are today's current custodians and undoubtedly you will be measured by the past.
Leadership will be vital if you are to turn your great club around. Who know's, this might be the challenge to turn this historic club around and start a climb back to higher levels. This may present an opportunity, for changes are inevitable.
You will needs a lot of luck and I wish you all the very best.
I was in the Navy, mainly serving in small minesweepers, and storms at sea can be very frightening. You are forced to face up to realities, and to do something about your survival. I am sure you will find the people to do this.
Best wishes for the future, stay healthy and my regards to all those who support your club,
Let's see what you can do?
*keep an eye out for another great article written by Anthony online in the coming weeks.
If you wish to help the club with our crowdfunder, you can visit our page here
Tooting & Mitcham United FC undertake pitch works in preparation for next season
Once the league officially ended Tooting & Mitcham United FC took the decision to make an early start on the ground works needed in preparation for next season.
The club had seen the pitch deteriorate due to the presence of chaffer grubs once again and the wet weather over the winter, so the chance to get an early start on the renovations was seen as a opportunity not to be missed.
The club are lucky enough to have a very experienced groundsman, Ric Ede, who undertook all the work himself. The pitch was stripped, re-laid with 60 tonnes of top soil, vertidrained and reseeded. The seed has been germinating well and recent rain has helped.
Having completed this work, it means the club are ready for next season and are in position to play matches as soon as they are able to, whenever that may be.
The club are currently crowdfunding to raise funds while it is closed, due to the government’s regulations, part of the money raised will go towards the pitch works that have been undertaken. To view the crowdfunding campaign visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/TMUFC