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Lowestoft Town in more than £100k of debt as fans rally to save club

Lowestoft Town supporters are raising money to save their club after it was revealed they are are in more than £100k of debt.

At a supporters’ meeting on Saturday, the club revealed the extent of the Trawler Boys’ financial situation and a fundraising page has been set up.

A statement on the club’s website: “The board of directors remain confident that with hard work and the fans’ continued support; the club can overcome this difficult period.

“The club can also announce new arrivals on the board as Mark Kemp arrives in a financial advisor role, with Helen Nixon representing the fans and Colin Easton also joining. They join Gary Keyzor, Terry Lynes, Terry Beamish, Alan Green and Sam Hossack on the Board of Directors.

“In order to assist the club in clearing this debt, the club are gratefully accepting donations via the online fundraising group https://www.gofundme.com/save-lowestoft-town-fc or directly to the fundraising group’s Lloyds bank account. The account number is 52131560 and the sort code is 30-98-97. Supporters are urged to purchase season tickets, participate in fundraising activities such as bingo nights and continue to support the club in any way possible.

“There are also alternative initiatives such as the Blues Lotto that supporters are encouraged to participate in. In terms of match-day sponsorship for next season, there are a number of different options that supporters can choose from to suit all requirements and budgets. This ranges from sponsoring the match-ball to the platinum match-day sponsorship. Please email sales@lowestofttownfc.co.uk for more information.

“On Sundays next season at The Amber Dew Events Stadium, Lowestoft Town Football Club are pleased to announce the introduction of a veterans team which will see ex-Trawlerboys legends compete in a league next season. This will be an extra opportunity to help the club and watch stars from the past compete again for the Trawlerboys.

“Supporters are urged to stick with the club through this difficult period and to understand that the board of directors are looking to rectify the problem on an ongoing basis.”

 

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