The Well Society have asked Motherwell fans to think about pledging to their cause amidst a potentially bleak financial future for many clubs.
Scottish football is currently out of action until April 30 at the earliest as a global health pandemic causes cancellations to many things we enjoy in everyday life.
The reality some are accepting though is that SPFL matches won’t return for many months yet. With no income streams in the form of gate receipts and matchday revenue, clubs across the board will find this period hard.
Motherwell have some cash in the bank following the seven-figure sale of James Scott to Hull City in January. That doesn’t mean they are exempt from any financial hardship though.
A fan owned club, Motherwell’s majority shareholder the Well Society have asked for some help. They are well aware of the economic hardship that is to come and would welcome any new donations where people can afford it.
“Our club is well-managed, well-supervised and well-owned,” a statement reads. “We are fortunate. But this competence and preparedness does not make us immune from the implications of what is happening. The focus of the board of the club is on supporting all of those who depend on us for their income.
“This matters enormously. We also want to do everything we can to engage the community as well in all that will need done in the days ahead. Times are uncertain, and so we are encouraged by supporters who have already contacted us looking to support the Well Society during this time.
“We would like to extend a massive thank you to all of our supporters who have recently joined or made a donation to the Well Society, as well as highlighting our gratitude to existing members who continue to support us on a regular basis. The importance of doing this cannot be overstated. Please encourage all your friends that can afford it to do the same. It will be an investment in securing the future of our club.
“We would welcome any other fans who have the means to similarly consider contributing to the Society at this time, either by pledging a monthly sum or by making a one-off donation.
“Joining or pledging to the Well Society helps to safeguard the future of our club at all times, but in particular your support now helps give comfort as we head towards what will undoubtedly be challenging times.
“Our understanding is that the club will put season tickets on sale in early April, which we encourage all fans who possibly can commit at that early stage to do so. The days ahead will be full of pain, we know that.
“But our community has demonstrated its resilience through many challenges over the years and this one will be met by the same steel. We will emerge more together, stronger and connected. Look after yourselves and those around you. We’ll see you at Fir Park on the other side.”