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Northern Premier League club plea for help to be saved

Northern Premier League club plea for help to be saved, something so many clubs are doing across the country due to the season being suspended.

Matlock Town have revealed that they are raising £15,000 to plug the gap in finances at the football club down to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gladiators launched a crowdfunding scheme with the initial target of raising £15,000 after getting enquiries from their supporters.

So far, they have seen £5,237 donated to them by 168 supporters, but you help add to that total by clicking HERE.

It’s to help the finances the club will be missing by not staging home matches, one of those being a financially lucrative clash with FC United of Manchester which would probably have attracted a gate of 1,500. Take into account other income such as takings from the Shorts Lounge and tea bars and the 50-50 draw, Matlock will lose out substantially from this game being off.

The non league side have also had to cancel a forthcoming dinner featuring Tony Cottee, functions in the Shorts Lounge and the Matlock Music Festival, scheduled for July, which would have brought in valuable funds.

The club recently thanked the NHS for all their efforts during this tough time, but have also offered one FREE season ticket to any holder of an NHS ID.

To redeem this offer, visit the club shop once the season tickets go on sale with your NHS ID, their season tickets usually retail at £180 per person.

Vice-Chairman Bryn Apperley said: “What the NHS are doing is tremendous. In these uncertain times, it’s good to know they are there. We have no financial backing to offer but when we are back playing what we can offer is a good game of football at one of the nicest grounds with the nicest people in the country”

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