After opening up our sponsorship opportunities to give more local, independent and community based organisations, groups and individuals potential to become our sponsor by holding an AFC Unity 2018-2020 sponsorship raffle, an amazing 25 sponsors entered into the draw with the club raising an incredible £1275 to help us purchase our ethical 11-a-side home and away kit and our training tops for the 2018-2020 seasons!
The raffle draw took place at the beginning of one of our Solidarity Soccer sessions on the 4th of July (Independents’ Day UK), with it live streamed on Instagram.
The winners of the raffle are:
- Home kit – Now Then Magazine
- Away kit – Tower of Bagel
- Training tops – Tower of Bagel
However, we will be supporting and promoting all sponsors – whether they are raffle prize winners or not – over the next two seasons in whatever way we can, and will be looking at specific ways to do this at our next Team Meeting!
You can read more about the sponsors on our website here.
Alongside this, we are very grateful to receive a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust. The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £500 from the Trust, as a contribution towards purchasing our kit! This grant means alongside the sponsorship raffle income we have met our target and will be able to purchase the kit and training tops for the 2018-2020 seasons.To find out more about the Postcode Community Trust and their available funding, check out their website here. You can find out how to play at People’s Postcode Lottery here.
We also want to say a big thanks to our guardian angel, Stuart Rogers from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, who came up with the idea of us holding a sponsorship raffle – there hasn’t ever been anything Stuart has got wrong when it comes to the club and we wouldn’t be where we are without him.
And importantly, a massive thank you from all at AFC Unity to everyone who entered, promoted and supported our raffle!