Richmond Rugby has launched the #OneClub Crowdfunding campaign in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and have released the following statement:
Following the departure of Gallagher as the club’s main sponsor after six years at the end of last season, coupled with the COVID-19 outbreak, the club now finds itself without a main sponsor for the coming season and facing a significant financial shortfall.
We are delighted to have the continued support of nearly 20 club partners for our return to the Men’s Championship, but we reluctantly now feel inclined to approach our membership and supporter base to help support a Crowdfunding initiative to raise additional funds for the good of the whole club.
It has always been our stated desire to strive to be the best possible community rugby club and we hope that your support will help us remain at the forefront of the grass-roots game. This is essentially an initiative to support all sections of the club and help meet the sizeable costs of maintaining our facilities in these very challenging times, where our income has been severely impacted due to the loss of several home games at the end of last season and the inevitable loss of revenue from games in the coming season.
All funds raised will go directly towards the club and ground costs, but as part of this campaign we feel it is appropriate to honour the NHS and the key workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, with a simple message of thanks which will be placed on the front of the Men’s First XV shirts for the entire 2020/21 season. Please click here to view.
Richmond members and supporters are asked to consider donating a monetary value of your choice by visiting our Crowdfunder page.
To watch our #OneClub Campaign Video here.
On behalf of everyone on the Richmond FC Board, we are hugely appreciative of any contribution you are able to make and we look forward to welcoming you all back to the Athletic Ground as soon as possible.