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Macclesfield Town has announced that the Silkmen Campaign Fund has been reopened until 31st January, 2017.
It’s a scheme that is being watched closely by the rest of non-league football as it allows the club to raise money to strengthen the team and fans the prospect of being rewarded for the team’s success.
The Silkmen are looking to raise up to £100,000 in multiples of £50 with all contributions going directly into John Askey’s playing budget.
As with the amounts that were raised in the summer, in the event that the club is promoted to the English Football League at the end of this season, Macclesfield Town will refund double the amount to the contributor.
Speaking about the move, Silkmen Chairman Mark Blower said “First and foremost we would like to thank all those that got involved in the scheme when it was launched at the start of the season.
“The incredible success of the fund in the summer meant that £42,550 was made available to John to spend on players, over and above his original playing budget.
“This saw the arrival of players such as Ollie Norburn, Mitch Hancox and Kingsley James, all of whom have made invaluable contributions so far this season.
“Now we are giving people the opportunity to add to their contribution, or for new people to get involved. We currently sit in seventh place, very much in touch with the play-off spots, and are now looking to push on as we enter the second half of the season.”
Macclesfield are currently 7/2 with the bookmakers to reach the play-offs.
In the event that the club are promoted the money and the bonus will be reaid repayment by 1st October, 2017.