Riggy said post some fundraising ideas on here, so here we go with the first one. It's simple, won't raise a lot, but it's start and essentially costs nothing.
The Swinton Lions "Jam Jar" Club
It's pretty simple and does exactly what it says on the tin, or jam jar, for that matter. Over the next couple of weeks we'll all be out and about, probably having a few pints, buying the shopping etc. So with that in mind everyone put aside a jam jar and throw your loose change in it.
One month today, Saturday 18th January, hand your jam jar to the Trust or pay it into their account.
All the money is then counted up, and the person who has collected the most will get a Swinton home replica from the 2007 season which is currently at the back of my wardrobe, unworn as it's XXL. The proceeds go to the Trust funds.
It's a bit of fun, but it's also a simple way of giving money to the Trust without noticing it. If 30 of us all raised £30 then it's almost a grand for no effort whatsoever. It's not a lot, but if it works, it's a few quid and it can only grow.
Even better... encourage your local to put a jam jar behind the bar, again for the same cause, and get them to encourage customers to put their change in. If they win it they could frame the shirt.
I've already got £1.43 in mine so I've got a head start. Who's in?
Current League table:
Jonty - £1.43