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Boost the Budget 2024 Update

Dear Cards Fans,

Time for an update on this longstanding scheme – designed way-back-when as a route for supporters to contribute financially to the running of Woking Football Club.

After nine years, Boost the Budget (BtB) is still very much needed and valued by the Trust and Football Club alike.

With your help, the Trust has made contributions to the Club of more than Ā£250,000 over the past nine years through the 400 Club, Goldrush and BtB.Ā 

Now, more than ever, we need to support our Club and the money we donate goes to worthwhile purchases and expenses – including in the past, for example, covering the costs of vital equipment such as training goals, a pitch fertiliser sprayer and recently allowing us to contribute to Jayden Lukerā€™s wages. 

Thank you so much to all of you who have donated and helped us to do this.

We appreciate that times are pretty tough at the moment, which is why we havenā€™t gone for a big sell since COVID, but anything you can manage, be it as a one-off donation or a monthly standing order, however small, continues to be incredibly valuable. 

You can learn more/sign up here (you need to be logged in), or you can speak to me or any of the Trust Board or volunteers at a match, home or away.

Come on you Cards!!

Many thanks once again,

Kevin Jones
ViceChair
Cards Trust

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Boost the Budget

Boost the Budget 2023/24

The Cards Trust Board thanks all supporters for their contributions in recent seasons which have helped Woking FC have an increased playing budget. Boost the Budget is a straightforward way fans can make a big difference by contributing monthly.

300 Boost the Budget monthly contributions of Ā£10 would add Ā£36,000 to the playing and ground improvements to help Woking FC.

Boost the Budget income will also increase the fanā€™s stake in the Club by the Trust purchasing shares in return for monthly transfer of monies. Currently the Trust has a shareholding of more than 25% of the Club and growing.

Many relatively small contributions can make a BIG difference whether by monthly standing order or one-off donations and bucket collections.

The Trust Board are committed to this form of support for Woking FC and in recent years have not only boosted the playing budget but also purchased a ground sprayer, portable goals and contributed towards ground improvements.

How does BTB work?

  • You commit to giving what you can per month by standing order to the Cards Trust or by donations on match days to the Trust Office.
  • The Cards Trust uses your donation to buy new Woking FC shares/pay the annual capital contribution on new shares.
  • The Club uses the proceeds to boost the playing budget and for ground improvements/equipment.
  • The Cards Trust increases its shareholding in the Club, representing the fans.

Last season 2022/23 thanks to supporterā€™s generosity the Trust contributed Ā£25,000 to Boost the Budget, with contributions from The 400 Club and Trust share of Goldrush ticket sales. A fantastic achievement in the current climate, thank you.

As fans we want to help take Woking FC forward and are aiming to recruit many more members to Boost the Budget for season 2023/24. Many fans have been contributing in recent years and helped raise in region of Ā£250,000.

Please join Boost the Budget and invest in Woking FC.

Application forms are available in the Trust Office or you can join on line through the Trust Website.

Thank you, your support is appreciated.

Come on you Cards.
Rupert Phillips
Chairman Cards Trust.

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Boost the Budget Goldrush

End of Season Goldrush

The Goldrush winning ticket for the Barnet game (Ā£376.50 – ticket #77077) was not claimed so, in accordance with the scheme rules, the winnings were put into the Boost the Budget funds.

(Note an earlier version of this article said that the Maidenhead prize of Ā£317.50 was not claimed but this was in error)