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Wigan fans looking to raise £500,000 to secure Latics’ future

Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club (WASC) have launched an ambitious crowdfunder, looking to raise £500,000 before the start of the season to secure the club’s future. 

Working alongside the club’s former chief executive Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Council and key local figures, the fans have launched their crowdfunder to help secure football in the town, and for fans to have a voice in the future of the club. Within 24 hours the amount donated has already topped £100,000.

WASC said: “Wigan Athletic supporters have already raised almost £200,000 to fulfil the club’s immediate objectives after entering administration. However, there is now a real risk that Wigan Athletic may not attract new owners before the 2020-21 season begins.

“It is critical that we now come together to raise funds that will save our club. We need you to pledge whatever you can reasonably afford, to help us secure an active role for the supporters in the club’s future ownership, and ensure that we continue to have a sustainable football club in our community that will be here for your children and grandchildren.”

All pledges to the campaign are refundable should WASC not be able to meet the administrators’ deadline of 31st August for the club to be sold ahead of the new season.

If you want to donate, head to the crowdfunder here.

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