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 Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 10:38

Morning All, Article up on cows now, but thought it would be good to post article on here as well. It’s such a great achievement by all the members past and present, it needs as much publicity as possible.

https://www.dafc.co.uk/story.php?t=Million_Pound_Milestone_&ID=10942

If anyone is interested in joining, you can do so through the following link

<https://www.dafc.co.uk/story.php?t=Centenary_Club_Lif£line&ID=8648>
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Sierra Nevada  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 10:50

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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:05

Amazing sum, well done everyone who currently contributes or has done in the past.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: gwh18  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:18

Something to be proud off. Won a prize once but it soesn’t Matter. As I can’t go to games as much as I would like, it helps me feel that I’m contributing to help future generations be as miserable/happy as we are over the Pars 😉




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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:22

The chances of winning are quite high but it hasn't worked for me!
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: WORST  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:25

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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:52

It would be great to get back up to 1000+ members again, we aren’t that far away.
The club cant stress enough how much it appreciates the continued support that come in via the members of the Centenary Club Lifeline.
The more we can contribute, the better chance the club has of getting promoted out of this league.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 11:58

Amazing sum which should have see us get in to the premier league alone. Is it right that no other team in our division does this? I am a member and will continue the work. Hopefully the on field benefits we will see from.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 12:11

I think Hearts are the only other club in Scotland that exceeds this kind of direct financial support from there fans.
It really is something we should be proud of, but also something we should be continuing to push as much as possible.
Without the fans there is no club.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 12:24

It's a brilliant effort by our Lifeline members, many of whom also are ST holders and others again support the club home and away. Proud to be a Par. Had my first win last month, but of course it's not about winning, welcome though it is.

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1981par, Fri 9 Nov 11:58

Amazing sum which should have see us get in to the premier league alone. Is it right that no other team in our division does this? I am a member and will continue the work. Hopefully the on field benefits we will see from.


If only it was as straightforward as that, 1981. I'd be surprised if all the Lifeline cash is used to bring in players, given the Pars have so many overheads to meet.

Fenster, as well as deductions for prizes, can you confirm that Income Tax is payable on our donations? Lifeline isn't a charity, so I'd imagine it is.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 12:55

Amazing
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: SeasonedPar  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 13:00

Just wow. Well done to all involved in paying but also in the running of the Lifeline.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 14:17

GG Riva, the Centenary Club Lifeline is a non profit organisation therefore don’t pay tax on our income.
Therefore all donations out with the winners money goes to the club.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Higgys Mohawk  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 14:38

How are winners notified and what happens if a win isn’t claimed?

The mowhawk (also referred to as a mohican) is a hairstyle in which, in the most common variety, both sides of the head are shaven, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the centre.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: parsmad123  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 14:48

Winners are announced at half time during home games, in the match programme, on the official website and on social media platforms.

The winnings are transferred directly into the members nominated bank account.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 15:03

Thanks Parsmad123, that’s exactly what happens.
A nominated player also does a video of all the winners and this is posted on social media as well.
Fortunately we haven’t encountered anyone not claiming a prize as of yet, however we draw a reserve just in case this scenario ever happens.

As of tomorrow there is an additional prize being announced at all home league matches. A Centenary Club Lifeline member has the chance to win boardroom passes (winner +1) for the next home match.
This great prize where the winner will be allocated two boardroom passes for a nominated match which will involve a meet & greet from a CCL member and one of the directors. You will then have pre match drinks in the Boardroom, a chance to meet the directors, a seat in the directors box to watch the game, half-time snacks with tea/coffee and a post match drink and chat after the game. Hopefully to discuss an emphatic win....
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Stand Up  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 15:08

ive not been able to sign up before but changes mean I can join. Are the forms on the COWS ? be good to use this as a bit of a recruitment drive!

COYP
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 15:18

Stand Up, that’s exactly what we’re trying to do. We are always looking for new members.
This milestone shows how much of an influence The Centenary Club Lifeline has been to the club over the past 5 years and we want everyone to know about it.

There’s a link in the first post to the members application form. Here it is again.

https://www.dafc.co.uk/story.php?t=Centenary_Club_Lif%C2%A3line&ID=8648

If you have any problems with any of the application process, don’t hesitate to let me know and we’ll get it sorted for you.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Swisspar  
Date:   Fri 9 Nov 17:39

I won once with the original centenary club, but since the new format, it's been the same numbers every time, (not mine !) 😊
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 19:08

Can someone tell me what this money gets spent on?
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: misspar  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 19:40

There was a video released recently which gave some info on this. My understanding is that the money is used to support the club on a day to day, week to week basis. That could be for the pitch, stadium, gym etc.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 19:48

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1981par, Sat 10 Nov 19:08

Can someone tell me what this money gets spent on?


Club running costs.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 19:50

So how does other clubs survive without this sort of funding?
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 19:51

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1981par, Sat 10 Nov 19:50

So how does other clubs survive without this sort of funding?


Because we increase our running costs because of the extra income we get from the contributions.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:04

In what way? Not trying to be an idiot here. Livingston and Inverness seem to do well amongst others without any funding.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:14

board of Inverness CT say they have secured "£500,000 of new investment" to address "financial shortfalls".

The announcement follows a "financial health check" by accountants on the club's business plan.

Inverness chairman Willie Finlayson is also to be succeeded by Graham Rae at the end of September.

"The results [of the financial health check] identified some gaps and opportunities for improvement," said a board statement .

"Steps were taken quickly to address this situation. We are pleased to report that, by the end of September this year, the club will have secured £500,000 of new investment, which will be fully utilized towards addressing past and current financial shortfalls.

14 August 2017

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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:16

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1981par, Sat 10 Nov 20:04

In what way? Not trying to be an idiot here. Livingston and Inverness seem to do well amongst others without any funding.


Inverness received 850k from Tulloch Homes, Livingston have a majority shareholder owner who’s shares are valued at over 500k.

Ross County chairman personally invested 1.3 million in June

We’re not performing well but the lifeline doesn’t do anymore than individual donations at other clubs
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:29

To put it in perspective .......


Our lifeline brings in £240K a year.

It's a great effort but it's not it's not in the same league as Ross County or ICT.

Maybe this is starting to tell on the pitch?

🔩 ya 🚀
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:39

I’m sure our budget is one of the top 4.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:41

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1981par, Sat 10 Nov 19:08

Can someone tell me what this money gets spent on?


I heard its still Champagne and Caviar owed for Mr Masterton
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 20:41

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1981par, Sat 10 Nov 20:39

I’m sure our budget is one of the top 4.


Or Dundee Utd or Partick
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 22:07

Does any of the lifeline money go to the ground upkeep?
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 23:32

Don't know how the lifeline income is allocated, but we'd be in dire straits without it apparently, despite our very decent crowds and ST sales.

Seems that most other rival teams have some kind of rich benefactor which can make up for average gates half of ours.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: misspar  
Date:   Sat 10 Nov 23:49

No apparently about it mach1.
Chairman has said repeatedly that it is indeed a lifeline & vital to the club.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 07:31

It’s certainly not used to employ competent staff anyway. Seems the fans don’t really have much say in things considering they helped save the club and are now helping keep us afloat.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: misspar  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 13:07

Disagree with that completely General Zod. For a start, the board are fans first and foremost and Directors second. There’s supporters council meetings, liaison officers, PST, Lifeline etc. Lots of opportunities for fans to engage and support the club. They could attend the meetings, contact SLO, join committees etc etc so plenty opportunities to get views across to a board that do listen. Can every single fan have their views listened to and acted upon? No. But if you can come up with a better model or suggestion I’m sure one of these committees would be delighted to have you on board.
For what it’s worth, I’m as disappointed as the majority of fans but I don’t think having a go at the board or Lifeline is what’s needed.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 13:56

Would be nice to see how this money is allocated. St Mirren last season for instance have the same size of stadium. Same squad budget and seem to do perfect without any fan investment
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 14:03

I suspect it isn't allocated to specific expenditure but will just go into the general 'pot' to cover the various costs incurred in running a football club.

Why is it being questioned now I wonder?
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 14:17

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1981par, Sun 11 Nov 13:56

Would be nice to see how this money is allocated. St Mirren last season for instance have the same size of stadium. Same squad budget and seem to do perfect without any fan investment


Gordon Scott St Mirren owner put in a loan of 850k and 500k respectively which will be paid back over time.

You going to put that in 1981par?
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 14:23

Not trying to be an idiot. Was just curious
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 14:24

Livingston is another club similar stadium but lot less fans. Just don’t understand how they can survive.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 15:15

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wee eck, Sun 11 Nov 14:03

I suspect it isn't allocated to specific expenditure but will just go into the general 'pot' to cover the various costs incurred in running a football club.

Why is it being questioned now I wonder?


I'll have a guess at your question eck, I suspect some supporters who are putting in their hard earned cash an extra cost of £240 are asking themselves what return they're getting. In my opinion this is the poorest team entertainment wise since the lifeline has been running, and to be honest we've not been progressing in football terms over the period.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 15:34

Unfortunately there isn't a direct correlation between income and success on the football field - at least not at the level we are operating at - but we have actually made progress as a club since the Lifeiine was introduced.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: cmonpar  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 15:47

I’m sure St Mirrens stadium is only half the size of ours, capacity wise
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 15:48

Making progress as a club, I'm assuming you're not referring to what's being served up on the pitch. I'd say the standard of football now is the poorest quality since we've come out of administration
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 15:52

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1981par, Sun 11 Nov 14:23

Not trying to be an idiot. Was just curious


Just comes naturally

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 16:08

I was referring to financial stability and the fact that we're now in the Championship after three seasons in League 1, Tenruh.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: Fenster  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 16:21

There is no specific area that the Lifeline money is spent on.
As some previous posts have mentioned, it goes on day to day running costs of the football club. Whether it’s stadium repairs, assisting with paying energy bills, machinery for the upkeep of the pitch, equipment for the team etc.

East End Park is an old stadium and costs a lot more to run than new stadiums like Livingston or St Mirren.

These 2 clubs are also currently in the Premiership, where the financial gain is huge compared to the Championship.
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 Re: Lifeline £1M Milestone
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sun 11 Nov 16:23

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cmonpar, Sun 11 Nov 15:47

I’m sure St Mirrens stadium is only half the size of ours, capacity wise[/quot
8000 seats built for them from the sale of love St to Tesco ,brand new stadium ,debt free

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