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Lancaster City launch Boost the Budget campaign ahead of Whitby Town trip

Lancaster City have this week launched a campaign to raise funds for the club.

The campaign, Lancaster City says, “encourages our passionate fans, sponsors and business partners to contribute as much as they are comfortably able to.”

It will allow the club “to invest in vital areas such as player development, facility upgrades, and strengthening our overall infrastructure.”

The page for the campaign will be live until March 13, and the club’s initial target is £10,000.

Lancaster City said in a statement: “As a club we are the embodiment of the team that represents Lancaster City each time they take to the field. We make the most of everybody's talents available to us, volunteers work hard with dedication and commitment to secure the future. 

“Our board of directors and shareholders work tirelessly to ensure that the Football Club remains at the heart of the community it serves. 

“With your support we will be in a better financial position to recruit players, to keep the squad we have and enhance coaching.”

Supporters can visit this page to donate to the campaign.

There have been two player departures from Lancaster City this week. 

Forward Jacob Holland-Wilkinson and midfielder Trey Turner have joined North West Counties Football League side Bury FC and NPL Division One West outfit Avro FC respectively.

Holland-Wilkinson joined City during the summer, having spent time at The Giant Axe on loan across two spells in previous seasons.

He scored three times for the Dolly Blues this season, his first goal coming in their 3-0 win over Macclesfield, the game that was voted Lancaster City’s Game of 2023 by fans. 

Trey Turner appeared for Lancaster three times following his signing in September, with only one of those being starts.

Lancaster travel to Whitby Town on Saturday, looking to right the wrongs of last weekend.

New manager Chris Willcock saw his side lose 4-0 to Hyde United at The Giant Axe in his first game in charge.

They were set to play midweek in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy quarter final against Bamber Bridge, but that game was postponed due to a frozen pitch and the weather, and will now be played at a later date to be confirmed.

Whitby are currently eighth in the NPL Premier Division and are firmly on course to better their league position from last season: 15th.

They are four points outside the playoffs with a game in hand on the three teams positioned between fifth and seventh.

Whitby Town v Lancaster City kicks off at 3pm on Saturday (January 20) at the Turnbull Ground.

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