ADP Environmental Services have tonight proudly donated £5,000 to the Wigan Athletic Football Club crowdfunding cause. The aim is to help save the club from going out of existence and ADP have decided to play our part in the effort.
After the club recently went into administration, £200,000 was raised to help get the club to the end of the season and fulfil their fixtures. ADP director Paul Pilling, who has been a Wigan Athletic season ticket holder for over two decades, helped support the club by generously backing various people that took part in crowdfunding events.
We’ve now gone one further as a company and all three directors, including Andy Giles (who supports Liverpool) and Darren Wilburn (who supports Watford) have agreed to back a second crowdfunder with a donation of £5,000 from our company to help the club it their bid to survive and come out of administration in a positive state.
This latest crowdfunder is to help form a bid to buy the club with other investors if the current potential bidders don’t materialise. The money from this fundraising will then go into an account to help fund the running of the club going forward.
ADP director and Wigan fan Paul Pilling said: “Wigan Athletic is a club close to my heart. I attended games as a young boy with my grandad and brothers and now proudly take my own children to watch games at the DW Stadium. The recent shock fall into administration has cast doubts over the very future of the club and so I was delighted when my co-directors agreed to help the club out in their time of desperate need.
“To see the crowdfunding target of half a million pounds reached in just four days was amazing. Our donation now sees that figure at almost £600,000 at the time of writing. I’d like to thank Andy and Darren for agreeing to do this and I would encourage other companies to get behind this cause to help save such a vital community football club.”
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