In good nick for new year

Stockport Express - - Sports - IAN BROWN

THE Sup­port­ers Co­op­er­a­tive starts the new year in de­cent nick and with an­other boost from the Guardian Ac­count which now sits at an ex­cel­lent £52373.75 as I write this ar­ti­cle.

Get­ting to over £52k was not achieved via os­mo­sis or some trick or feat of in­ge­nious dex­ter­ity but by dint of hard graft from mem­bers of the Sup­port­ers Co­op­er­a­tive board and Co­op­er­a­tive mem­bers.

Con­sis­tently the top earner for the Guardian Ac­count ev­ery year is John Giles’ brain­child the Stock­port Hat­ters Half Marathon which when you con­sider the ku­dos this event brings to the Town, the Club and the Co­op­er­a­tive, and the ob­vi­ous plea­sure de­rived from com­pet­ing in it by a yearly av­er­age of circa 400 run­ners, you be­gin to see three’s more than cash in­volved.

Each home match day Satur­day we set up shop in the cabin in the Chea­dle End Car Park from 1.30 un­til 2.40pm, and this gives mem­bers and none mem­bers valu­able ac­cess to Co­op­er­a­tive board mem­bers, and en­ables mem­ber­ship sign ups and re­newals. It also gives us the op­por­tu­nity to raise money for the Guardian Ac­count via the sale of County shirts (still only £10 each), and the cabin is the sec­ond largest con­trib­u­tor to the Guardian Ac­count.

Other events dur­ing the year aim to give value rather than raise cas , and we do try to in­volve our­selves pos­i­tively in pro­mot­ing Stock­port County. We have around 220 young­sters from Stock­port Vik­ings, New Mills Ju­niors u9’s, Kingsway Ath­letic, Sig­nol Ath­letic U12s & U13s and Spur­ley Hey u15s signed up for the SCFC Ticket Ini­tia­tive.

If you would like FREE tick­ets for your ju­nior foot­ball club or com­mu­nity group, please email Si­mon Daw­son on si­mon. daw­[email protected]­port­county.com

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