Text service to aid Darlo
Darlington fans have developed a simple way for supporters to help the ailing North East club.
Last Updated: 07/03/09 2:54pm
Darlington fans from a popular internet messageboard have developed a simple way for supporters to help the ailing North East club.
The Quakers, who are celebrating their 125-year anniversary, have been plunged into administration and need to raise £300,000 to ensure the club survives the rest of the season.
Players, management and all other staff at the football club were not paid during February and a wage deferral scheme is now being discussed with the administrators.
The idea for a text donation service came from the popular site www.darlington.rivals.net, where fans are looking for ways to increase awareness of the club's plight and raise much-needed funds.
Supporters of all clubs can now back Darlington by texting GL SAVEDFC to 87070, which will cost around £1.50, with around 95p going directly to the club's survival fund.