£10k dash could see Macc Town clinch cash bounty

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FANS of Mac­cles­field Town FC are be­ing chal­lenged to raise £10,000 to buy new play­ers.

A mystery over­seas fan gifted the club £15,000 in Au­gust for man­ager John Askey to spend on new sign­ings.

But now, in a po­ten­tially lu­cra­tive twist, the anony­mous donor is of­fer­ing to match pound for pound any cash raised by sup­port­ers up to £10,000.

This could mean John Askey could have £35,000 to spend on bol­ster­ing his squad this sea­son.

The Silk­men Sup­port­ers Trust, a group set up to sup­port the club with fundrais­ing, has now started a £10k Dash cam­paign and aim to hit the tar­get by Novem­ber 10, the day Macc take on Al­trin­cham at the Moss Rose.

Fans have al­ready do­nated £1,500 since last week’s launch.

The idea has been wel­comed by John Askey, whose small squad suf­fered a dou­ble in­jury blow at the week­end.

He said: “The £15,000 we re­ceived last month helped us se­cure im­por­tant new play­ers for the team.

“If we can now bring in an­other £20,000 or more, it will give us a much bet­ter chance of keep­ing the squad to­gether and main­tain­ing the con­sis­tency that’s vi­tal if we’re go­ing to se­cure one of those top spots by the end of the sea­son.

“There are a few play­ers I have my eye on who could still be avail­able who might be right for the club, but we’ll have to see. I won’t just spent it. It has to be the right de­ci­sion for the club.”

Club chair­man Mark Blower is hope­ful the scheme will be a big help to the club.

He said: “It is fan­tas­tic to hear that a group of sup­port­ers are team­ing up to help sup­ple­ment John’s playing bud­get. We have built a good squad but this is a tough league and with hope­fully good runs in all of the cup com­pe­ti­tions this fund­ing will help John im­prove his squad and give him the best pos­si­ble chance of suc­cess.

“Ev­ery­body at the club has a part to play in the suc­cess of the team. Whether it is a mem­ber of the back­room staff, an of­fice vol­un­teer or a sup­porter. Ini­tia­tives like this just go to show this.”

Do­na­tions to the £10k Dash can be made via www.crowd­fun­der.co.uk/ mac­cles­field-town-10kdash or cheques sent to Silk­men Sup­port­ers Trust, Churchill Cham­ber, Churchill Way, Mac­cles­field, SK11 6AY.

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