Chorley FC football fans boost ‘fighting fund’

SPORTING CHANCE: Brian Parker and Mark West at Chorley FC’s market stall

SPORTING CHANCE: Brian Parker and Mark West at Chorley FC’s market stall

First published in Chorley FC Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Chorley FC maybe be riding high in the league but the cash-strapped club have been fundraising for their “fighting fund” after recently revealing financial difficulties.

Events have taken place in the town with Magples fans, and others keen to show support.

The Chorley Group, which has car franchises across the North West, has pledged to donate £100 to the fighting fund every time it receives a referral through the club which leads to a sale.

A Black and White Day at one of Chorley's employers has also helped raise money.

Staff at Chorley Community Housing (CCH) dressed in the colours of their favourite football team and paid £2 for the privilege of showing their support for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club.

CCH director of operations Richard Houghton said: “Staff from CCH are always very keen to help good causes and this cause is particularly close to home.

"A successful football team is good for the town and we want to see Chorley FC recover from this current difficulty and build on the great season they had last year.”

Among other events were a non-uniform day at Southlands High School where many of the children wore football kits and the club itself has taken an occasional stall on Chorley’s Covered Market.

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12:03pm Sun 1 Jan 12

Celtic Rover says...

Hope everybody had a great New Year. Now the hard work must continue to clear the remaining club debt, starting with the game against North Ferriby, next saturday. With a little help from Glen Mullan and other members of the Blackburn Rovers supporters club we are hoping for a 2,000+ crowd. Looking forward to giving you all a warm Chorley welcome on your visit to Victory Park.
Hope everybody had a great New Year. Now the hard work must continue to clear the remaining club debt, starting with the game against North Ferriby, next saturday. With a little help from Glen Mullan and other members of the Blackburn Rovers supporters club we are hoping for a 2,000+ crowd. Looking forward to giving you all a warm Chorley welcome on your visit to Victory Park. Celtic Rover
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8:41pm Thu 12 Jan 12

garyintandem says...

Good luck to all at Chorley from all Rovers fans. One good thing to come out of the Venky debacle is that more Rovers fans will have Chorley as their second team. You should increase the marketing on the Rovers site. I was born in Chorley but live in London now. Keep the faith and Garry and Matty, stick with it! Come the revolution we'll be united!! I'm disgusted by the action of the football agent creep Jerome Anderson who has stopped all comment on the Rovers site.
Anderson, I'm sure your lawyers will read this.
Make no mistake, ALL the Rovers fans are united against you and your client. There is no dark conspiracy, just a fact that he is useless and is taking us down. We hate you because, in our opinion, you're a coniving cheat who has had a big hand in the destruction of our fans.
Football agents have a reputation of being dishonest people not to be trusted and you are one of the biggest football agents.
If you were a respectable person and a decent father, you wouldn't let your son stay at the Rovers, you should try to enhance his career....but you're a football agent and in my opinion you should be ashamed of yourself.
Good luck to all at Chorley from all Rovers fans. One good thing to come out of the Venky debacle is that more Rovers fans will have Chorley as their second team. You should increase the marketing on the Rovers site. I was born in Chorley but live in London now. Keep the faith and Garry and Matty, stick with it! Come the revolution we'll be united!! I'm disgusted by the action of the football agent creep Jerome Anderson who has stopped all comment on the Rovers site. Anderson, I'm sure your lawyers will read this. Make no mistake, ALL the Rovers fans are united against you and your client. There is no dark conspiracy, just a fact that he is useless and is taking us down. We hate you because, in our opinion, you're a coniving cheat who has had a big hand in the destruction of our fans. Football agents have a reputation of being dishonest people not to be trusted and you are one of the biggest football agents. If you were a respectable person and a decent father, you wouldn't let your son stay at the Rovers, you should try to enhance his career....but you're a football agent and in my opinion you should be ashamed of yourself. garyintandem
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