Good afternoon, and welcome to you all. I have to admit that the sum total of my knowledge concerning the fair Town of Maidenhead is that Brunel built a railway bridge there. This situation will hopefully be remedied come January 6th, when the return fixture is due to be played.
Today I would like to cover one of the two fundraising pages in the matchday programme which are administered by the Supporters Club. The first of these is the “Play the Squares” initiative, where (as the title may suggest) a diagram of the pitch has been cut into smaller squares. These can be sponsored for £10 apiece, and individual fans, groups or companies may wish to purchase one or more squares, either as an advertisement, or simply to see your name in the programme.
There are 200 squares available, about half of which have already been snapped up. Also available for £50 each are twelve “pitchside” areas representing the stands, dugouts and floodlights etc around the pitch. When all areas are filled, the Club stand to benefit by the princely sum of £2600, which will be used to fund supplies in the physio room. I’m sure the Club’s Physio Therapist Paul Bradford is hopeful we can succeed!
The easiest way to book a square is to call the Club’s Business Development Director Ben Bottomley (his number appears on the relevant page), but if you prefer, just speak to any Supporters Club Committee member – if you don’t know who we are, the bucket collectors are a good place to start.
Speaking of the bucket collectors, you may have noticed that in the interest of consistency, both collectors are now distributing the matchday teamsheets. While we accept any donation as payment, I think 20p is a fair amount to contribute for a copy. This has been accepted practice in the East Stand for a year or two already, and introducing the same system for the South Stand would seem to make sense.
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