BURY fans are being given the chance to write their name in the Shakers’ history, literally, as part of a bond scheme aimed at raising much-needed capital.
All supporters who buy one of the £150 bonds will have their name featured in the fabric of a special 130th anniversary shirt, which will be worn by players at away matches in the 2014/15 season.
The bond holders will also receive one of the anniversary shirts – to be designed in the team’s original colours of chocolate and blue – and have a plaque bearing their name featured in the ground, as well as a £15 voucher for nine of the next 10 seasons to be used on tickets or hospitality at the club.
Commercial director David Manchester said: “We wanted to give fans an extra incentive to support the bond scheme and felt the idea of adding names to the material of the anniversary shirt was something a little bit special.”
The scheme was launched on Saturday, the day after the Football League lifted a month-long transfer embargo on Bury.
The club has suffered well-publicised cashflow problems, and was forced to take out an emergency loan from the PFA on December 10, which led to the imposition of the ban on registering new players.
Manchester said the bond scheme was part of a wider plan to increase income streams off the pitch to ward off similar problems in the future.
“We now need to put the club back on an even keel,” he added.
Full details of the Shakers Bond Scheme are on the club website at www.buryfc.co.uk or by calling the club on 08445 790009 – option two.