Whilst the decision of the SPFL/SFA announcement on Friday to suspend all fixtures immediately is entirely understandable, the financial implications of this situation on our football club cannot be overstated.
Every Scottish football club at our level has a heavy reliance on gate income as a main source of revenue. Therefore, the cancellation or postponement of home fixtures is a significant issue, particularly as a large amount of costs will still be incurred regardless such as wages, council tax, etc. during this period.
To compound the issues, we’ve also had to cancel other fundraising events that were planned.
We recognise that this may be a challenging time for many people, however the club have been contacted by a number of fans sympathetic to the financial situation we face, and asking how they can make a financial contribution at this time. Therefore, we are open to contributions from anyone in a position to do so.
There are five options available to help…
We have set up a crowdfunding campaign on JustGiving, setting an initial target of £25,000 (updated to £50,000, and now set to £100,000).
You can donate money on our page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/raithroversfc
Raith Supporters’ Fund
You can sign up to, or increase, your monthly contribution to the Raith Supporters Fund (full details here). With this method, every £10 contributed will earn an entry with a chance to win 3 prizes including the star prize of £1,000 drawn every quarter.
You can make a one-off donation directly to our bank account.
- Account: 40482631
- Sort Code: 82-66-01
- Reference: Donation
You can make a donation from your paypal account here.
On the payment page, please:
1) Untick Paying for goods or a service
2) Write “Donation” in the “Add a note” section
Donate A Ticket
You can also support us by donating the money you would have spent on a match day ticket at DonateATicket.com. This is a site set up to support Scottish football clubs through the shortfall, and there is a leader-board to track our progress. All money (minus payment processing fees) go to the clubs the tickets were purchased for.
We are truly grateful for any help that our fans and wider community can make at this time.
We hope that everyone remains healthy, and we ask all fans to follow the official advice and look out for the more vulnerable members of the community during this challenging time.
We hope to see you all back at Stark’s Park in the very near future.