Up the Bit o' Red - First update
The Up The Bit o' Red campaign has raised almost €5,000 in the first few days of the project.
The group of Rovers fans, in conjunction with the committee, started the project last Thursday, aimed at putting the club on a stronger footing.
The first donators are listed at the bottom of the page, with the group describing it as "a fantastic response" and are hopeful it growing in the coming days and weeks.
The group said last week: "We are a combination of the people who were involved in the Rally Around The Rovers Campaign and other projects, working in conjunction with the current Sligo Rovers Committee.
"We are motivated solely by a love of Sligo Rovers and an understanding of how important the club and the Showgrounds are to so many lives. We will hope to connect with the wider Sligo Rovers family and North West people in different parts of the world as well as with people who, year in, year out, dig deep into their limited resources for the club.
"We promise that we will publish a full account of every contribution made on the Sligo Rovers website. Every cent received will be acknowledged and if individuals or organisations wish to remain anonymous, their privacy will be respected.
"We’re calling it ‘The Up The Bit O’ Red Campaign’. We will publish a list of our first donations next Monday and will do so every week until the initiative concludes at end of March.
"With the Rally Around The Rovers initiative, we set a notional contribution of €100. This time we are leaving it to each individual (double click on Donate or click here. Go to pay with credit card or bank account)."
"Our aim, between now and the end of March, is to see how much of a dent we can make in the figure of €180,000 of club defeicit.
"We believe we have a talented manager who deserves our support. Three former managers at the Showgrounds, Paul Cook (Wigan Athletic, League One), John Coleman (Accrington Stanley, League Two), Steve Cotterill (Birmingham City, Championship) are currently working across the water and we gave them the chance to succeed.
"We see Seamus Coleman, a Republic of Ireland captain that made his name here, about to return from a serious injury and what Sligo Rovers did for his career.
"If we harness our shared love of the The Rovers and all work together, maybe we can make the magic happen again."
Contributions can be made in several ways.
· Members of our group, listed in alphabetical order, and Sligo Rovers Committee members can be contacted via details below. Payments can be made to any of those individuals.
· Payments can be made via the club office in person or by credit card via phone between 10am and 2pm on weekdays (071-9171212).
· Payments can be made via bank transfer - please write "UBOR - Joe Bloggs" as a reference
Bank Branch: AIB, Stephen St., Sligo
Sort Code: 93-72-58
Account No: 13125010
IBAN: IE55 AIBK 9372 5813 1250 10
· Payments can be made via Paypal online - click here (Go to pay with credit card or bank account).
Joe Burns 087 2437365
Michael Clancy 087 2388215
Kevin Colreavy 087 9083878
Mark Cummins 087 9293527
Robert Fitzpatrick 086 3888387
Tommie Gorman 071 9168358
Rory Houston 086 1535500
Dermot Kelly [email protected]
Andy Kilfeather 086 8058888
Kevin Lydon 0872297711
Packie Lynch 086 6080881
Ivor Parke 086 8154875
Tony Quinn 087 2533681
In Association with The Sligo Rovers Management Committee
Andy Dodd 087 2464131 (Vice-Chairman)
Stephen Gilroy 086 3977735
Martin Heraghty 086 8310672 (Chairman)
Paddy Houze 087 9184556
Trevor Kelly 087 9333363
Brendan Lacken 087 6175235 (Secretary)
Gary Loughlin 086 2252322
Noel McCloat 086 8144044
David Rowe 086 2566758 (Treasurer)
Michael Toolan 087 9293318
Marcus White 086 8568562
List of contributors at end of 14 January:
Kevin Maughan - €100
Allan Chapman - €150
Tommie Gorman - €250
Ceara Roche - €250
Joe Gorman - €250
Moya Gorman - €250
Karol Wąsik - €10
Alan Fox - €50
Nicky Davey - €100
Derek Sweeney - €20
Damien McGuinness - €30
Mark Cayer - €5
Anonymous - €100
Andy Dodd - €1000
Joe Molloy - €100
David Davey - €100
John Howley - €100
C Mc Gowan - €100
Seamus Breslin - €100
Kieran McGowan - €100
John Meehan - €100
Michael Travers - €100
Gary Harte - €50
Padraic Mcgowan - €100
Paul Kilgallon - €100
Tom Basquille - €100
David Rowe - €200
Sandra Rowe - €200
The next update will be next Monday - if you wish to remove your name from this list e-mail [email protected]