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'Take Your Place' and you could WIN FIFA 2021 or a SIGNED Rovers Shirt!

7 October 2020

Pledge to our 'Take Your Place' campaign and potentially win a copy of FIFA 2021 or a signed Rovers shirt, while helping support the club!

At beginning of the season, we launched the 'Take Your Place' campaign, allowing fans to help fund a brand new Young Pirates Area & Sensory Room in the North West corner of the stadium, in exchange for 'Taking your place' in the stands via cardboard cut-outs.

The reception to this initiative was phenomenal, with over £5000 raised at present, putting the fundraiser at over 25% towards our target of £20,000 - all going towards improving your experience at the Mem, based off supporter feedback.

We will also be looking to expand the offerings for supporters to eat and drink before the gamein the North West area.

We are now looking to continue our push towards that elusive £20,000 goal ahead of the Burton Albion game on the 17th of October, with a special prize draw taking place for donators. 

If you donate and submit your image before the 9th of October, (the cut-off point for submissions), you will be entered into a special draw for both a Bristol Rovers copy of FIFA 2021 or a signed Rovers shirt. All donators will included in the draw, not just those who donate between now and Friday.

Creating an environment that is welcoming to all and improving facilities for the next generation of Rovers fans are vital in ensuring that we continue to grow whilst maintaining our family and community club roots - your donation will help us achieve these aims.

How you can help…

1. Buy a cutout and donate by clicking HERE.

2. Share the campaign and ‘like’ social posts to reach as many people as possible

3. Encourage your company to donate or assist with the works to help raise the money.

Due to the recent setback in the nation's recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, football will continue without supporters due to the current social distancing guidelines.

Our support since the curtain was closed on last campaign has been superb and we're determined to continue this season together with you, even if you are watching from home on iFollow.

On launch of this campaign, we partnered with our friends at 'Typecraft and Signcraft' to allow supporters to be present throughout the season for the matches that take place behind closed doors by way of a cardboard cut-out, as has been seen at other clubs that were able to return during the lockdown. 

Throughout this fundraiser, we will continue to show solidarity with our charity partner, 'Above & Beyond', by donating 10% of all the profits from this campaign to their mission of supporting those NHS workers that have done so much for us all during this pandemic. 

We know it's a challenging time for everyone, but we're hoping that all Gasheads will see this idea as a great way to show their support at a time when we need it the most! 

It will help us to generate some much-needed income while supporting our local businesses and charity partners in the process. We hope it's something our supporters will hopefully enjoy being involved in too.

We only have about two weeks to do this, so we need to make a start now to ensure that the cut-outs are in place for the first home league game of the 2020/21 season. 

Your face in the crowd

We're extremely disappointed that we have not been able to welcome fans to matches yet this season.

Our plan is to fill the North Stand with 500 fans, to show the players that we are right behind them and continue our support as much as possible while the Mem is without fans.

Pledge £25 and we will add your own 'cardboard cut-out' to the terraces at the Mem which we will return to you, as soon as it's safe to do so. 

How will it work for supporters?

  • Pledge to have your 'cut out' added to our artificial crowd in the North Stand. You can add your partners, friends and family members by selecting the rewards on the right-hand side of this page. Please ensure you use choose the reward and not the donation button.
  • Send us your 'head and shoulders' picture for the cut-out to us on by the deadline below.
  • We'll add your cut out to the crowd to the North Stand for everyone to see during the matches that take place behind closed doors at the start of the season. 
  • Spread the word on social media and let's fill the North Stand.

Please note: supporter cut-outs will be made using Foamex, a superior quality, extremely versatile PVC foam sheet (2f x 1ft in size).

Please make sure you send across your pictures, videos or artwork to us as soon as you can once you've pledged, and we can begin working with our partners to create our Foamex supporters. Late submissions may miss out given our tight deadlines - the deadline for submissions for the Burton Albion game, on the 17th, is the 9th of October.

Please also ensure you opt into project updates when you make your pledge to ensure you receive the latest updates from us. We will not use your details for any other reason.

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