Sevenoaks Town FC is playing a part in a pioneering initiative to help its local area recover after the impact of COVID 19.
Established in 1883, Sevenoaks Town FC has played an active part in the local community providing football for hundreds of footballers from youth to adult, men’s to women’s, disability to walking football. Now, the club is moving away from action on the pitch to play an important part as a team for the local community.
The club is asking for your support to back their Support Sevenoaks campaign help local businesses get back on their feet. The club has created a Support Sevenoaks card which is a free loyalty scheme. If you make a purchase at stores and services who are a part of the scheme, you’ll receive a stamp of thanks.
Once your Support Sevenoaks card is full of stamps, you can use it to gain free entry to a First Team game during the 2020/21 season when crowds can return. You simply bring the fully stamped card along to your chosen game and present at the turnstile.
And if football is not your thing and you don’t fancy using your card to go to a game, email email@example.com with your details and an upload of your complete card and Sevenoaks Town FC will donate the equivalent of the match day entry to a local charity.
Club Chairman, Paul Landsdale hopes the scheme will further incentivise local people to support businesses in the area:
“I am extremely proud to be launching our Support Sevenoaks initiative. The scheme was devised by us as a club because we know just how important local provision and services are. We take great pride in our identity and the area we are a part of. We know first-hand, how challenging the past few months have been. The impact of Covid19 on businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes has been huge. We want to help these businesses, their owners and employees find their feet again.”
“We hope the idea is something those involved with the football club alongside residents and the businesses of Sevenoaks itself can get behind. Businesses can get in touch with us to be a part of Support Sevenoaks and we will equip them with the materials, the card and branding required. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme finishes at the end of the month, whereas this card will be in operation by us throughout the 2020/21 season and maybe even beyond if it proves to be valuable and enjoyed by people living, working and visiting Sevenoaks"
Sevenoaks businesses do not have to pay a penny to be involved with the club’s Support Sevenoaks campaign. They are simply required to stock and display the card, tell customers about the initiative and stamp the cards of those who shop.
If you’d like to get involved with the Support Sevenoaks initiative please email firstname.lastname@example.org.