Trust Statement 4 March 2018 - Posted: Sunday 04 March 2018
Jeff Stelling is honorary President of both HUFC and of HUST and he is now clear that without an imminent takeover of HUFC the club will certainly face administration in March and with this could rapidly cease to exist. He is leading a consortium to take over the club and is urgently calling for partners to come forward to join the team to secure the funds required to take over the running of the club.
We all know that the club is running at a significant monthly loss and Jeff has confirmed that the consortium funds are being raised only to be used for the running of the club, with sufficient funding required to cover the time to restructure the club into a sustainable operation which will take at least two more seasons. This weekend he has told us that there is no fee to purchase the club and that a deal in principle has finally been agreed with Sage to relieve the new owners of the significant debts. However, a further £600k is urgently required to add to the £1.2 million that has already been secured. In Jeff’s opinion this is the only option that is even close to being viable in the time available.
As fans we collectively have the opportunity to join this consortium via the Supporters Trust, receiving a shareholding in the club following a successful takeover and a seat on the club’s new board. To do this we need to raise more money and fast. Our fighting fund is open to all who wish to donate and we not only need to raise our target but we need to smash it – realistically we’d need £250,000 to help push this deal across the line and none of the funds raised would be parted with without receiving shareholding in exchange.
Pools fans, we can do this! We can help to save Jeff’s club.
You can donate directly by bank transfer to the following account:
Hartlepool Supporters Society Limited
Account Number - 65782787
Sort Code – 08-92-99
You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Hartlepool United Supporters Trust’ and sent to Hartlepool United Supporters Trust, c/o The Legend of Skippy, Belle Vue Centre, Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU or handed in at the Corner Flag.
You can also donate via PayPal with payments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And on our official Supporters Direct fundraising page: https://www.buildawinningclub.org/invest/901