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Forres Mechanics fans raise £900 in 48 hours after club joins Donate A Ticket scheme


By Jonathan Clark

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Forres Mechanics fans raised £910 for the club in two days.
Forres Mechanics fans raised £910 for the club in two days.

FORRES Mechanics supporters have raised nearly £1000 for the club in 48 hours after the Cans joined a new fundraising scheme.

The Donate A Ticket scheme, set up by Raith Rovers fan Ruaridh Kilgour, has raised more than £100,000 for clubs all across Scotland.

It offers fans the chance to buy a virtual "ticket" and see their club move up a leaderboard.

The Can-Cans got involved this week – and have been overwhelmed by generosity locally, with 44 fans raising £910 since Wednesday.

Club secretary Ian Wood said: "The Mechanics thought long and hard about joining the scheme and asking people, who may have their own difficulties in these uncertain times, to help the club financially.

"We are delighted we did decide to join and we are pleased to say the Cans family have donated nearly £1000 in the first 48 hours of participation in the scheme.

"Huge thanks must go to Ruaridh Kilgour for making this happen for all the clubs involved."

Ruaridh explained the idea is all not-for-profit – and is free for clubs to take part in. He came up with the idea as a more inventive way of getting people to continue to fund their local club.

Mechanics currently sit fifth in the Highland League table and 42nd of 104 clubs that are participating in the scheme.

You can donate your usual ticket fee to the Cans by following this link: https://donateaticket.com/donate/forres-mechanics/.

You can listen to creator Ruaridh Kilgour talk about the scheme HERE.

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