King’s Lynn Town are asking supporters who have already purchased tickets or coach travel if they can donate towards a shortfall of circa £100,000 due to the current season suspension.
The Norfolk club, who had their National League North title chances in their own hands at the pause of the current campaign, have explained: “As you will be aware, the National League suspended its three leagues until at least April 3rd 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, on Monday evening. With four home league games remaining to be played, and with no guarantee that these games will be completed in the near future, the club is facing a lack of income from gate money, matchday hospitality and catering, programme and merchandise sales, along with numerous events in the Blue & Gold Clubroom which are being cancelled in wake of the latest advice from the government.
“With all of this combined, we estimate a total shortfall of around £100,000, which is required to pay wages and various other bills associated with running a business. Club chairman Stephen Cleeve has agreed to cover some of the shortfall himself but cannot commit to being able to cover the rest at this time.
“It is with this is mind that we are asking that if people who have purchased tickets for the Brackley game, or coach travel to Kettering, are able to give this money to the club as a donation, we would be most appreciative. Refunds are available by contacting Zoe Sandle via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday March 20th at 3pm.”