Independent Saddlers Supporters Association.
Direct Debit Scheme
We have received a lot of questions from our members regarding the Direct Debit Scheme which we announced some time ago now. For those that don’t know it was a scheme for fans that wished to support Walsall Football Club financially through this very difficult time to set up a monthly direct debit of an amount they could afford and felt they could donate to the club.
The response to this by you the fans was amazing, there were many people waiting to commit to this. It is with regret that we have to announce that we will not be able to move forwards with this at this time. ISSA believed in good faith from previous conversations with Walsall Football Club that everything was already in place to make this work. However, Walsall Football Club informed us that due to staff cuts they don’t have the staff to facilitate it and asked if ISSA could set it up and manage it and then make payments to the club. As much as ISSA would have loved to do so, it would take months to set up such a system and administer it. It was never ISSA’s intention to handle fans money. While it is disappointing we have to accept the Clubs decision.
Rob Harvey at Walsall Supporters for Change has already got a go fund me page set up to raise money for the club. ISSA was already in support of this project and would like to ask all fans that were ready to donate to the direct debit scheme to take a look. It is possible to make one-off donations but also can accommodate a direct debit if you wish to do it that way. If you feel you can please put your support behind this. A lot of fans have been donating the cost of say a pie and a pint they would have had at the match for example. Whatever you feel you can afford will be really appreciated. You can find full details in the link below.
Thank you as always for your continued support.
Mark Cassell – Secretary.