Having had a phone call with Chris this morning, I can assure everyone that Chris is working away on things in the background that will become more apparent over the next days and weeks, and is also being very supportive to Green Taverners, and is working on ways to increase the exposure of the need to raise money for the staff fund.
Over the last few weeks the GT's have struggled as expected to raise the money needed to get to the staff, the money needed every week is in excess of £5000 and currently we are struggling to raise over £1000 a week, which means we can only hand over one payment every 6 weeks and I have been discussing this with Chris this morning as to ways we can try to get more donations from fans.
We also addressed comments made by lots of people as to was the staff fundraising efforts actually allowing the Administrator to take more time over things and I have to say that this maybe the case.
A lot of options are being discussed as to ways to raise money, but raising a few hundred £'s every now and again are great but are really not helping to raise the £5k plus we need a week, which was what was expected over the close season.
If anyone has any ideas on ways to raise money for the staff please feel free to contact me on email@example.com
, and we can support efforts from anyone who wants to do anything.
I would also like to call on any local businesses that can help in any way, or supporters groups that can make contributions to the staff fund to please feel free to make as much in payments as you can, this doesn't have to be done through the Green Taverners, it can be paid direct to the staff through PAFC, please ask for contact at club by emailing me, so if any supporters groups might have say £5k in a bank can I urge you to use this at this time and make payments direct to the staff.
The GTs have done a wonderfull job in raising money for the staff and other stuff.
But are we not now at the stage in the administration process where the current staff wages should be paid by Brenda from the money he's receiving?
With the remaining £800,000 from the PB plus £50,000 ish from Bristol City and £125,000 from QPR re Mackie, about one million quid
will drop into Brenda's lap by the end of June.
Yet he cannot afford to pay the staff wages for the month of June.
I think we need an explanation from Brenda before people are asked to dig into their pockets yet again.