Livingston are ready to reward the fans who support the club with a financial donation, with football shelved for the foreseeable future.
Covid-19 has brought football, and most other walks of life, to a standstill, and currently there are no indications the game will be able to start back up again anytime soon.
Strict social distancing measures are now in place in the UK in a bid to slow the spread of the disease, with the government to review the situation again in three weeks.
Many football clubs worldwide are facing an uncertain future due to the lack of income from matchdays.
Some clubs are calling on their loyal supporters for donations in a bid to sustain, Livington being one of those.
And the club are keen to reward supporters who do this later down the line.
Thanking supporters, Livi say: “We have created opportunity for fans and sponsors to establish a standing order to the club for an amount decided by them (starting from £20 per month) which will help the club through the coming uncertain months.
🆕| Livingston FC Operating Fund.
An opportunity for fans and businesses alike, if and where possible, to support the club at this moment whilst being recognised and rewarded in return.
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) March 24, 2020
“All donations made by the end of May 2021 will be accumulated and allocated to the individual as shares in the football club to the same value of payments made in that time. The share certificates will be issued in June 2021 and will acknowledge the support the bearer has given to the club at this difficult time.
“The shares can also be redeemed by the bearer (based on a minimum standing order payment of £20 every month from April 2020 to May 2021) against hospitality in our Ferranti Suite for a Category A game in the 2021/22 season. This can also be redeemed for Sponsors Tables or Match Ball Sponsorship where appropriate.”
It’s a nice gesture from Livingston to offer to give back, especially when these financial donations from supporters could go a very long way to helping the club sustain over the next couple of months.
Although the most diehard of supporters won’t even need asking to donate, it’s certainly a good incentive for many others to get involved during this extremely challenging period.