On Saturday 20th April 2013 Barnet supporters filled Underhill to say farewell to a stadium that has been the home of our club since 1907.
The move of Barnet FC games to The Hive in Edgware is a temporary arrangement with a 10 year limit. There are strong feelings amongst Barnet supporters for and against the move to The Hive but what unites almost everyone with the club and significant sections of the community, is the view that the long term home for the club should be a fit for purpose stadium in Barnet.
In pursuit of this aim the Barnet FC Supporters Trust launched a “Back2Barnet” campaign. The objective of the campaign is to ensure Barnet Football Club return to the Town of Barnet in the shortest possible time frame, playing at a fit for purpose stadium capable of supporting a competitive professional football league club.
£75,000 is needed to enable Barnet FC to submit a planning application. The club have agreed to support the application if the Trust can raise the money required to cover the application fee. Meaning that Barnet FC has offered to fund the £250000 for plans and experts statements this gives the campaign a £75k challenge. T
o achieve this objective the campaign needs support from all Barnet FC supporters and every person and business in Barnet who care about the importance of the club to the local community.
I am sure you will agree that the relocation of Barnet FC to Edgware is a big loss to the community and indeed a number of businesses have been financially affected.
I have personally undertaken a challenge to raise a minimum of £15,000 towards this £75k target. I will be doing a sponsored walk from Barnet to The Hive, (just under 6 miles), for every home league game throughout season 2014/2015 which started on Tuesday August 12th 2014.
With your support we can achieve our objective. We are looking for people to help with fund raising and/or making a donation, however small.
I am writing this letter to request a financial pledge. This will enable us to submit the planning application for a stadium in Barnet and hopefully the subsequent return of Barnet FC to its home town.
As a thank you for every person or business that pledges £50 or more, your name/business will appear in every forthcoming Barnet FC home league game programme throughout the remainder of season 2014/2015.
In the event that I am unable to walk due to serious injury or illness, my place will be taken by a member of my family.
Please can I ask that you make a pledge by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the amount you wish to pledge and your business, name and contact details.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss details further, please do not hesitate to contact me at the said email address.
Thank you in anticipation of your support and I look forward to hearing from you soon.