We know you’ve been missing seeing the team at St Mary’s as much as we have. How would you like a chance to show them?
We have come up with a way that you can show the players just how much you have missed them and help us to raise a few pounds for the Saints Disabled Supporters’ Association (SDSA) into the bargain.
The SDSA has been supporting the needs of disabled and able-bodied fans at St Mary’s for 10 years this year. Whilst now may not be the easiest time to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we wanted to do something positive with the club to mark this milestone.
We are, therefore, creating a large banner to display at Staplewood training ground for the players and staff to show them how much we are all missing them. The banner will be made up of fans' images, photos of people like you, wearing your colours, to motivate and hopefully inspire the team in training to do even better on a matchday, knowing you are there behind them.
The SDSA, like most organisations, has not had the chance to raise vital funds this year due to COVID-19, so we are using this opportunity, not only to show the players how much we miss them, but to raise funds for our ongoing plans. As many may know, we usually host an Open Day at St Mary’s Stadium for up to 1,000 people and run a Summer Draw which, along with bucket collections at the ground, provides us with funds to carry out our work. Alas, none of that has been possible this year. The funds raised from this campaign will enable people with disabilities to watch live sport at St Mary's Stadium who may never have experienced a game before. It will also provide financial support to many local sports teams promoting activities for the disabled.
How this will work
Each person wishing to take their place on the SDSA’s ‘We Miss You’ banner is asked to donate a minimum of £10 using the Upload My Picture button below.
Part of the money raised from donations will offset the cost of producing the banner and the remainder will be used for funding our future plans.
We can’t anticipate how many of you will want to take part or are even able to in the current climate, but we are aiming for at least 500 images and, if the idea takes off, we will add more.
We will endeavour to get as many people onto the banner as possible but the aim is twofold – to show the players how much we are missing them and to raise money – so the earlier you apply, the more chance you have of appearing.
Whilst you won’t be able to see the banner in the flesh, photos of it will be placed on the SDSA website and on our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. We will also be placing all of your photos onto the SDSA website - so your face will be up in lights and you can see yourself along with all of the other contributors.
The names of all donors regardless of the amount donated will appear on our Proud List of Donors board which will also be displayed on the website and shared with Southampton FC.
How to take part
It’s simple! You just need to:
Upload a HIGH RESOLUTION photograph (maximum size 8mb - PORTRAIT NOT LANDSCAPE) of yourself, your friends or family, all wearing your Saints colours below. The more colourful, the better. Your photo should be accompanied by your name as you want it to appear on the donor list.
IMPORTANT - we can only include those on the banner that have provided a £10 donation along with their photograph.
If you would like to make a donation to the campaign but would rather not upload a photograph, you can do so here at JustGiving. Names provided on the JustGiving page will still be included in the Proud List of Donors so make sure you include yours if you would like to be included on the page. When prompted, please share your donation with other friends and family to encourage them to join in.
So, DONATE TODAY, send us in your best photo in your Saints colours and let’s show our fabulous team what they mean to us! #SDSAWeMissYouBanner
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