The 200 Club is back – and with bigger rewards

Chairman Ken Wright, Topflite Loft Conversions owner Carle Babb and Chorley FC director Glen Hutchinson
Chairman Ken Wright, Topflite Loft Conversions owner Carle Babb and Chorley FC director Glen Hutchinson
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Bosses at Chorley Football Club have issued a rallying call to businesses in the area to take part in their fund-raising scheme.

The Victory Park outfit has this week launched the CFC 200 Club for a fourth successive year.

The 200 club helped keep Garry Flitcroft’s side afloat several years ago when the club had tens of thousands of pounds stolen.

Now, with the club pressing for a third promotion in five years, chiefs at the club are encouraging businesses to get involved.

But the format has changed compared to previous years, as this time 250 golden tickets well be up for grabs with each one costing £200.

For the first time, a special offer has been introduced, so if two tickets are purchased, a third one will be given free.

The winning prize is a bumper home shirt sponsorship package worth £20,000.

Nine runners-up prizes are also available ranging from hospitality packages in the guest lounge as well as advertising boards and corporate season tickets.

Signed shirts, Super 10 ticket books and signed footballs are also among the prizes that are available.

Last year, Carle Babb and his company Topflite Loft Conversions were the winners after winning an auction.

Supermarket giants Tesco had been pulled out of the hat but opted to throw the prize back in to raise more funds for the club.

Chorley FC director Jeremy Lee said: “The 200 Club is back for another year with the first prize once again giving a local business the chance to be the main home shirt sponsor for the coming 2015/16 season.

“The support the community has given to the 200 club over the past few years has been fantastic and all we ask is for your continued support with the chance of being on the Magpies home shirt for the whole of next season.

“The scheme has proved a real success over the years and we want to keep rewarding people who enter.”

The draw for the prizes will take place on Friday, April 24, at the CFC 200 Club gala evening.

An auction will also be taking place featuring more prizes.

For more information on the scheme call John Derbyshire on 07966308578 or email info@chorleyfc.com.