The aim of the scheme - like most of the Shrimpers Trust’s activities is to raise money for Southend United Football Club and make sure that there is a club for us to be supporting in the foreseeable future. In particular, some of the money raised from this Seasons “Quid a Goal” scheme will be donated to the Southend United Centre of Excellence, in particular to the Under 18’s as part of our on-going support for SUFC’s Youth Team.
This is how it works.
Those who support the scheme with a pledge have their name and details of their pledge displayed in the United match program each week and are detailed on this web site.
We ask you to pledge £0.25, £0.50, £1.00 or more under various headings such as clean sheets, various players scoring goals, or team goals. This does not have to cost you a fortune as you can easily judge in advance how much your pledge will cost you come the end of the season.
For example, the Blues rarely manage more than 80 goals in a season from 1st team matches. A £0.25 per goal pledge would therefore most likely not cost you more than £20.00 come the end of the season. If funds are tight how about £1 for every goal scored by our full backs? The 08/09 season would have cost you £3.00. If you chose to do £0.50 per point and we finished up with 80 points. At the end of the season we will write to you thanking you for your support of this initiative and asking you to send us a cheque for the amount of £40.00.
Last year this scheme raised more than £2,000 from the 60+ people that helped us. This includes support by some of the Southend United’s directors.
For further details of current pledges and to download an application form for the 2012/13 Season click here .