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Star date: 31st December 2012

SAVE OUR SALFORD SUPPORT GROWS

"Whether you love Rugby League or not, we cannot afford to lose another piece of Salford heritage…"

Save Our Salford Fundraiser
Friday 4th January 7pm
St Boniface Social Club £5

Supporters of Salford City Reds have organised an almost sold out fundraiser to try and help rescue the rugby club which is in danger of going into administration if it fails to sort out a £60,000 winding up petition due to be heard on January 7th. Proceeds from the night will be going, not to the club's directors, but to the independent supporters group, Forever Reds.

Full details here…


Salford Reds fans, impatient with behind the scenes `sensitive negotiations' and possible `investor interest', have taken matters into their own hands.

The club has to find £60,000 by January 7th to stave off a winding up petition brought by two ex players (see here). With the Reds' bank account frozen and no investor on the public horizon, there's now less than five working days to Save Our Salford. Independent supporters group, Forever Reds has set up a Reds rescue fund and has already received pledges of £20,000 from fans. Now a Save Our Salford fundraiser night this Friday is expected to substantially add to that tally.

The night is being hosted by Reds fan, Louise Woodward-Styles, and Salford City Reds players past and present will be attending to show their support. The night will feature a DJ, classic matches shown on the big screen and Salford Reds face painting. The highlight of the night will be an auction of rare Salford Reds items including a signed Super League Grand Final shirt from Stefan Ratchford, the former Reds player who is now starring for Warrington and England; a signed and framed Willows Heritage Shirt from the last ever season at The Willows, and a signed Salford City Reds 2011 Official Squad Polo T-shirt.

"I am calling for the support of all Salfordians, whether you love Rugby League or not, we cannot afford to lose another piece of Salford heritage" says Louise Woodward-Styles "I know that we are very much `salt of the earth' kind of people and loyal to our City, now let's show the rugby league and sporting community that Salford RLFC means so much more than just a sporting name."

The proceeds from the fundraising night will not be paid to the club but to the Forever Reds group to help stave off the winding up petition.

Save Our Salford Fundraiser
Friday 4th January 7pm
St Boniface Social Club, Lower Broughton Road, M72JX
£5/children free

After only a couple of days on sale, tickets are virtually sold out but to offer assistance or pledge items for the night, contact Louise
Email:
Cityredgirl@hotmail.co.uk
Twitter: @MsCityRedGirl
Phone: 0740 237 2929

See also blog - click here

To donate or pledge an amount to the Save Our Salford fund the address is Salford City Reds Foundation Appeal, c/o, 51, Cheetham Rd , Swinton, M274UQ

anon wrote
at 09:39:39 on 01 January 2013
From what ive seen on the forums the forever reds dont seem very independent. who are they raising money for? to save the club or pay mr wilkinson his cronies their money back so they will sell
 
Jonny go go wrote
at 17:42:25 on 31 December 2012
I wish the Salford reds fans all the best of luck, if they manage to come up with the cash they need to get themselves a place on the board in return for the investment they will be making. Better still tell Wilko and Watson to shove off and you run the club, if they are not prepared to put their own cash in and risk loosing their houses why should they continue to run the club. Some people say Wilko is Salford biggest fan, funny how his hand is staying firmly in his pocket then.
 
salford pimpernel wrote
at 17:41:44 on 31 December 2012
The ones who should be saving this club are the ones who put it in the mess it's in now, by putting their hands in their pockets. not the fans not the public, so how about it Mr merry, Mr Stewart, Mr Lancaster and Mr Salford, this lot have shown they couldn't run a school tuck shop with out bankrupting it. you will just be granting it a stay execution for a short period. if it has got a fan base which I doubt, if only 500 can turn up for a meeting to save the club, allow it to die and like the phoenix let it rise, but without this shower of Muppet's any where near it? p.s salford fans if you've got this kind of money to waste on a dead duck, give it to the salford star for a new magazine, to help get rid of these parasites out of salford, a more worthy cause?
 
wrote
at 17:41:10 on 31 December 2012
it's was announced earlier today that the Disney channel made a bid to buy the club, but have now renounced it, as they have just remembered, that they already own a mickey mouse club
 
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