At Fisher’s AGM on Sunday 29th June, members heard how the Fish are close to finally getting home to Rotherhithe after a decade of exile.
But we are not there yet – the plans for a new ground at St Paul’s playing fields on Salter Road (and the linked development at the former Surrey Docks Stadium) go before Southwark Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 1st July.
Fisher members at our AGM gave unanimous support to a special resolution reiterating our support for the proposals.
If planning consent is granted on Tuesday, the work does not stop there. It is important that the club seeks to raise funds to support the development and in particular the fit out of the amenities at the ground. At the AGM, elected director Stephen Evans presented a simple but effective means by which every Fisher fan can raise money for the club – simply by shopping online!
We are asking all fans to sign up to the Easy Fundraising website. This site donates a proportion of purchases made on internet shopping to the club, when those purchases are made through the site. Most big online retailers – and plenty of small ones – participate in the scheme.
A simple two-step process will help you generate funds for the club – first, register as a supporter at easyfundraising.org.uk - click that link, then click the Create an account button (top right). Click Support a Good Cause, search for Fisher FC in the search box – and away you go!
Then when you are next making an online purchase, be sure to go via the Easy Fundraising site by starting at easyfundraising.org.uk/fisherfc and then searching for the retailer (eg Amazon). Or to make it even easier to help the club, just download their toolbar which will highlight automatically when you’re on a participating site.
Introducing the idea, Stephen told fisherfc.co.uk:
“It’s so simple but can make a huge difference – in just a few days testing the site out I raised nearly ten pound. If every fan signs up the amount raised really will help the club. And with so many retailers involved tehre is the chance for big purchases – such as a holiday – to generate substantial funds.”
That’s not the end of the fundraising plans, and we will be working on a crowdfunding scheme that will launch later this summer.