Centenary Club continues to be a valuable lifeline for DAFC
This fantastic sum marked the total amount raised and handed over since the start of the season. However, this is only a marker! The Lifeline is on target to donate over £200,000 before the summer, which obviously represents a huge part of our club’s overall turnover for this financial year.
In addition to the cash donations made to the football club, Lifeline has also recently purchased new photography and video equipment for club photographer Craig Brown. This will help provide even better coverage of matches and behind the scenes footage for supporters all over the world.
Billy highlighted “the Centenary Club income is absolutely critical to our club functioning, and it is vital that we retain this income stream, even in the Championship. As a community owned club we need this crucial lifeline as a funding mechanism each season”
Jason remarked “paid up membership is now sitting at 900 for the Lifeline, with another 180 paying into the original Legacy scheme. Every single supporter who is paying into the Lifeline has helped contribute towards the huge sum donated to our football club. However, we still need to grow the numbers to ensure these critical payments to our football club both continue and eventually grow. If you’ve not already signed up, you can do so via applications forms that can be found throughout East End Park, or via this online link: www.dafclifeline.co.uk”
The Lifeline committee are actively organising a couple of upcoming events, which we would encourage tickets to be purchased for:
Firstly, Jim McIntyre and Austin McCann will be amongst the guests in the Purvis Suite on Sunday 6th March for the first “Time of Our Lives” event, which will recall the exciting 2010/11 season culminating in the First Division Championship being won. Other players and backroom staff will also be in attendance, and The Scottish Sun’s Bill Leckie has kindly agreed to host this event on behalf of the Lifeline. Tickets are just £10 each for this event and available from any committee member, or the club shop. Hot rolls will be included, with the doors opening at 12 noon.
Secondly, our club’s official Player of the Year has a small number of tickets available after a tremendous response from supporters so far. Remaining tickets are again available from our club shop, priced at just £20 each.
The date is Saturday 7th May in the Glen Pavilion, with doors opening from 6:30pm. As well as a meal being provided, a drink upon arrival is included within your ticket price. Voting for the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year will open shortly in March.