Firstly, I appreciate that a lot of Wigan Athletic supporters have already given incredibly generously to the main fund. This is just an attempt to put another fund raising angle on it. And a reminder that if you are forutunate enough to be working right now, then it may well be payday soon!
We want to build a wall and/or mural and the bricks of that wall will contain the names of everyone who donates here. We have spoken to the CEO of Wigan Athletic and the administrators and we believe it is viable for this to be put up in, near or around the ground.
* YOU WILL GET AROUND 30-50max CHARACTERS (NOT WORDS!!)
* THIS SHOULD BE YOUR NAME, FAMILY OR DEPARTED LOVED ONE, NOTHING OFFENSIVE PLEASE!
* THIS WILL BE ON A WALL, OR AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE GROUND.
* THOSE PAYING MORE THAN THE £20 AMOUNT, WILL GET A BIGGER INSCRIPTION AND A PREMIUM SPOT.
* YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE DETAILS FOLLOWING CONCLUSION OF THIS FUND RAISER.
It’s also worth noting that we are a shared stadium and it is perfectly acceptable for Wigan Warriors fans to do the same. We just ask all Wiganers to understand that this is critical for us to do it right now.
We want to put the names of people who helped to save the club around the stadium (or wherever Wigan Athletic’s future may lie) to acknowledge people are putting every last penny they have spare in to help save this proud, community football club.
We have decided to approach this in three tiers: GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE.
You can donate however much you like or can afford but these will cost £2020 for Gold, £202 for Silver and £20 for bronze. Your resulting entry will be sized to reflect your contribution but every name will be listed and you will be contacted in due course including to vote on the final design.
If you have £20 to spare, please please help if you can.
Obviously £202 is a lot more money which not many can afford but we are putting this option in so that the fund raising is scalable.
Finally, I know not many of us have £2,020 lying around, I know I certainly don’t! Yet this is an option for past players, managers and directors who have played a massive part in the Wigan Athletic story over the past few decades. If we can get one former player to donate, many of whom are still playing or have recently played at the top level of the game, then maybe just maybe a few more may also support this cause, a crisis that we have never faced before at this football club.
This is not “begging”, (and please don’t do so on Twitter, though alerting them to it is fine!)
This is giving them the opportunity to put something back into the club that helped them with their careers to help this GREAT football club get back on it’s feet.
Every donation matters whoever you are and however big or small it is. Let us once again, try to dig deeper, share this far and wide and get that wall of hope built!!
Note: If you need to visualise this, here is an example of something similar carried out by fans of Warrington Wolves rugby club. Can we make it happen here? Let’s see!
You can donate to get your name added to the Wigan Athletic Wall of Hope here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wafc2020-the-next-chapter-a-wall-of-hope
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