Rally Around Rovers: The International support
Rally Around Rovers has taken an international feel as the €60,000 mark was passed over the weekend with help from supporters both home and abroad.
The Gannon family in Brisbane, Australia have rallied behind the Bit o’ Red from Down Under with every member joining the supporter-led movement. They are many fantastic examples of familiies supporting the RAR initiative with multiple members and a huge gratitude is expressed to all of them.
Rob Keane is another Australian-based Red, on board with Rally Around Rovers from New South Wales.
We loved to hear of Aisling Casey tuning into the game last Saturday on Ocean FM from the Louisiana in the US and the Rally badge that is going to her father Michael in Calry.
Kealan Donagher in Auckland in New Zealand helped RAR reach the magical €60,000 mark with his contribution on Saturday. Kealan isn’t the only supporter in New Zealand, with Ciaran Coleman in Christchurch becoming one of the first online members of the group.
Paul Gallagher has been a great friend of Sligo Rovers in China and he too has rallied behind the club again.
James O’Donnell was also thinking of the Bit o’ Red from Brussels in Belgium too and a RAR badge will be shipped to you shortly James. Guido Di Lucia in Spain is keeping close to home with his Rally pledge, thank you Guido.
Recklinghausen, north of Dusseldorf in Germany, will also welcome a Rally badge thanks to long-time fan Eoghan Sweeney cheering on the Bit o’ Red from his current home.
Keith Hopper in Oxford , Gareth Brennan in London, Con Cullen in Godalming, David Davey in Cheltenham, Brian Doherty in Leeds and Michelle Fitzpatrick also in London form part of the many Rovers fans in England rallying behind the Rovers.
George Caulkin, a Newcastle-based journalist with the The Times, travelled to Sligo to interview manager Micky Adams for a feature for their bi-monthly football supplement. Such was his appreciation for the hospitality he received on his visit to the Sligo, and the impact the county had on him, he is one of the 500-strong group.
To all our international fans that have backed Rally Around Rovers, we will ship your badge as soon as possible and hope you wear them with pride.
Back home, Sligo-based fans and supporters all around the country have joined in their hundreds. Your continued dedication to Rovers is the lifeblood of our club.
To join Rally Around Rovers, contributions can be made in several ways. All members of the fundraising committee can be contacted via details at the bottom of the page.
€10 payments per week can be made to any sub-committee or committee member and in The Showgrounds office.
€100 payments can also be made via the club office in person or by credit card via phone between 10am and 2pm on weekdays (071-9171212) or to any member of the management committee.
Click here to donate €100 now for the simplest method
Payments can also be made via Bank Transfer - Permanent TSB, O'Connell Street, Sligo - Sort code 990628. Account number 70827908. IBAN: IE24IPBS99062870827908. BIC: IPBSIE2D. Please mark your name in the comment field when making a payment.
Members will receive a unique Rally Around Rovers badge - the badges have been order and an update on this will follow before the end of the month.
A new list of RAR members will be published on Wednesday with the latest additions that have taken the total to €60,000 and become part of a remarkbale feat by Rovers fans.
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