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TWELFTH MAN FUND

By Simon4/5 14:25Sat May 4 14:25:45 2019

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A week is a long time in football. This time last week, we were waiting nervously to see if we could manage the win that would guarantee our survival in Step 3 football.

A week later, we can relax, safe in the knowledge that we’ll be playing Step 3 football next season with Jimmy Gray and Mark Boyce at the helm. A couple of planning meetings have been held to discuss pre-season and recruitment matters. It’s been a hectic and productive week, tempered by the difficult decision to disband the under-23s.

The next 8 weeks are going to be crucial. Preparations for the pre-season programme of matches have already commenced and will be finalised once Daz has drawn breath. We’ll share dates of pre-season and League and cup fixtures as soon as they have been finalised.

Jimmy will be working hard throughout the summer to retain the players he wants to retain and to recruit the players he wants to recruit. Again, we’ll confirm player registrations once they have been registered. Jimmy’s ability to attract and retain players will as usual depend, in no small part, on the budget that he has available to him.

As things currently stand, the budget that we are able to offer Jimmy for next season is a little lower than the budget that he worked with last season and that’s why I’m posting on this group now to launch the TWELFTH MAN FUND for the 2019/20 season rather than wait until a bit later in the close season.

Last year, our TWELFTH MEN (and WOMEN) contributed around £24,000 to the club. This figure comprised the monthly donations that some supporters have been paying ever since the Trust was formed back in 2006 as well as monthly and one-off donations that were made in response to last year’s appeal for support for the TWELFTH MAN FUND.

This season, I’m setting us a target of £16,000 of one-off and new/increased monthly donations. As with last year, every penny paid into the TWELFTH MAN FUND will go directly to the playing budget. If we can achieve or even exceed that target, then I’m hopeful that we can look forward to the new season with optimism.

I’ll post on here regularly to let you know how we’re doing against that target.

Please do what you can to support the club – if you’d like to make a pledge or would like more information, please post a reply here or send an email to simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Thanks in advance for your support.

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Re: TWELFTH MAN FUND

By embee4/5 21:20Sat May 4 21:20:36 2019In response to TWELFTH MAN FUNDTop of thread

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Do regular PayPal donations keep going or do I need to set up a new one for next year?

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Re: TWELFTH MAN FUND

By Hendonboy5/5 11:12Sun May 5 11:12:43 2019In response to Re: TWELFTH MAN FUNDTop of thread

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It'll carry on unless you set an end date yourself. You can check by logging into your own PayPal account, then going to Settings > Payments > Manage your Pre Approved Payments. If there's an end date, it'll appear when you look at the HFC Trust details.

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Re: TWELFTH MAN FUND

By embee5/5 14:30Sun May 5 14:30:43 2019In response to Re: TWELFTH MAN FUNDTop of thread

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Fine, had no intention of ending it, just wanted it to carry on!

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Re: TWELFTH MAN FUND

By Simon5/5 19:00Sun May 5 19:00:45 2019In response to Re: TWELFTH MAN FUNDTop of thread

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Thanks very much embee!

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TWELFTH MAN FUND - UPDATE - 11/5/19

By Simon11/5 15:37Sat May 11 15:37:14 2019In response to Re: TWELFTH MAN FUNDTop of thread

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One week on from launching this season’s 12TH MAN FUND and here’s the first update.

This has helped Jimmy to secure Ryan Hope as our first signing of the season.

There’s still a long way to go before the target has been achieved but it’s a great start.

Thanks to those of you who have pledged to donate.

To the rest of you, please support the 12TH MAN FUND if you can.

Reply here or email me - simon.hendon@btinternet.com - if you would like to pledge or want more information. 💚⚽️💚

Simon

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TWELFTH MAN FUND - UPDATE - 19/5/19

By SimonYesterday 16:20Yesterday at 16:20:20In response to TWELFTH MAN FUND - UPDATE - 11/5/19Top of thread

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It's been a pretty quiet week for the 12TH MAN FUND this week and so I don't have an update on the amount that has been pledged to date.

One statistic that you may be interested in though is the total number of people who have pledged donations so far. That number is ……… 13.

I'd like to thank each and every one who has pledged so far - it's helped Jimmy start to piece next season's squad together (look out for more squad updates in the next couple of days) - but the 12TH MAN FUND needs to be successful if we're to avoid looking over our shoulders next season.

The sooner you pledge, the sooner Jimmy can add that extra bit of quality to the squad.

Please comment here or email me at simon.hendon@btinternet.com if you'd like to be our 12th man (or woman).

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