Hibernian Supporters aiming to raise £100k from Hampden trip to boost club coffers
Fans’ organisation Hibernian Supporters has launched a new initiative aiming to raise £100,000 from Hibs' trip to Hampden this weekend.
With the Betfred Cup semi-final clash with St Johnstone taking place behind closed doors, HSL is asking Easter Road fans to consider contributing the cost of a day out at the national stadium to the club as a one-off donation in the hopes of raising a six-figure sum of money.
Hibs supporters who are able to donate £25 or more to the #Hampden100k campaign throughout the month of January will automatically be entered into a draw with the chance to win a signed Hibs shirt as well as prizes donated by club partners including Luke 1977, Marc Darcy Menswear, and the Vittoria Group.
Since Ron Gordon took the reins in July 2019, more than £300,000 has been raised for the club by HSL; a valuable source of additional income during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with funds raised by supporters going straight into the club's player budget.
Since March 2020 followers of Hibs have helped the club donate between £20,000 and £30,000 on a monthly basis thanks to regular donors and those making one-off contributions.
The organisation’s main ambition is to continue supporting the on-field efforts of the team. HSL has already acquired a 15.4 per cent stake in the club and has hopes of increasing that to 25.1 per cent but at this moment in time there are no sales available to purchase with all funds being transferred to the club.
HSL chairman Jim Adie told the Evening News he was hopeful that fans would continue backing the club financially.
He said: “We are simply asking fans to consider donating the cost of their day out at Hampden this month to Hibernian Supporters so we can continue to boost the football budget at the club.
“Some supporters have donated a one-off sum of £25 which they would otherwise have spent on a match ticket while others have generously contributed more to cover the would-be costs of travel to Glasgow or refreshments at the stadium.
"Our aim continues to be to support the football club financially and we can't thank our members enough for their backing with our latest initiative.”
Fans keen to support the campaign should visit the Hibernian Supporters website to make a contribution.