Admission charges for Gala Fairydean Rovers forthcoming home game against East Stirlingshire have been scrapped and instead, the club are adopting a “pay what you can” policy where supporters of both teams will be asked to make a charitable donation at the gate. All profits from this venture will be donated to the club’s local charity partners, Scottish HART, The Rowan Bolland Trust, Callum’s Trust and The Borders Asperger’s and Autism Support Group (BAAGS).
Spectators usually pay £5 for entry to Gala Fairydean Rovers home league matches. Premier Club card holders and children under 16 normally get free entry to Lowland League games but on this occasion they will also be asked to put money in buckets at the turnstiles.
The club’s Secretary Graeme McIver explained;
“This is the second time we have held a “pay what you can” day at Netherdale and we were very successful in raising money for charity on the previous occasion in February of 2015. With Christmas approaching we felt it would be a good time to try and raise some much needed funds for the four local charities that are in community partnership with Gala Fairydean Rovers. We would encourage as many people as possible to get along and support the team as well as these worthwhile causes.”
East Stirlingshire currently sit in second place in the Lowland League table following their relegation from League 2 last season and are sure to provide stern and attractive opposition to the Braw Lads.
Free entry vouchers distributed to supporters who attended last month’s William Hill Scottish Cup Round 2 tie against Elgin City are also still valid for the game.