With the new season underway the 1885 Dunfermline Athletic Business Club is delighted to announce that today it has transferred a donation to the football club of £10,000. This has been a regular occurrence since the Business Club started in 2013/14 at the start of each season to sponsor the team bus and travel costs.
The Chairman of the Business Club, Garry Davidson, observed “After the trauma of relegation to League 1 and the delight our immediate promotion back to the Championship, I think we can already see that this new season is going to be exciting but at the same time challenging. We know that running a Championship football club is a hugely expensive project and I am pleased that the 1885 Business Club is once again able to help with this £10,000 contribution to the club’s bus and travel costs. It is also a great testament to all our Business Club members who have stuck with us throughout the turmoil of recent years and continue to support all of our network meetings and other events. Our Business Club is thriving but there is always space for new members and the door is open to any local businesses that would like to meet and work with other local businesses.”
Clearly, this is an important donation for the football club to receive and David Cook, the Chairman of DAFC responded, “ On behalf of the football club I would like to thank the members of the 1885 Business Club for this latest Donation. I am always astounded at the commitment from the Business Club, which is one of our biggest ‘donors’ having donated £400,000 since the club was established. The events such as the Black & White Ball, Sportsmans’ Dinners and Burns Suppers all require a terrific amount of hard work to put on and I can’t thank the members and supporters enough for their efforts. Dunfermline Athletic would not be the club it is today without this kind of support from the local business community. Thanks very much to all concerned.”
The 1885 Dunfermline Athletic Business Club was set up in 2013 as part of the football clubs’ wider community programme to establish strong links with the local West Fife business community, which has historically been a strong supporter of Dunfermline Athletic FC. Incidentally, it is not a pre-requisite to be a Pars fan to join the 1885 Business Club, but it helps!