Hibernian Supporters: Hampden £100k Campaign

Daniel1875

Just A Radge
Hibernian Supporters are encouraging fans to consider donating the cost of their day out at Hampden for the League Cup semi final against St Johnstone to the club via a one off donation to Hibernian Supporters.

The campaign is bold and aims to raise £100,000 for the football budget throughout the month of January, for context this is around five times the amount contributed on a monthly basis.

Supporters who already contribute to Hibernian Supporters can make a one off donation by simply logging in to their account here and scrolling down to the 'Make a One-Off Donation' drop down.

Fans who do not already contribute can make a one-off payment by clicking here and scrolling down to the 'Let's Give to Hibs' section and then clicking the 'Single payments' tab.

Everyone who donates £25 or more throughout the month will be added to the prize draw to win a signed shirt.

The information is on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and every like, share, retweet and link in group chats will go a long way to help us achieve the ambitious goal.

We'll aim to share periodic updates on this thread as the month goes on.

Let's make sure the club benefit from reaching another cup semi final - hopefully we'll have a final to look forward to and a significant sum of money added to the manager's budget by the end of January.

Already signed up?
Click here to log in and scroll to the 'Make a one-off payment' drop down menu to select the amount you'd like to donate

Not signed up?
Click here and scroll to the 'Single payments' tab to make a one-off donation via GoCardless instruction to your bank.

Want to pay by debit/credit card?
Click here to make a one off donation by credit or debit card via Stripe.

 
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Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Admin
Where did the £100k figure come from?

has it been discussed with the hibs football department?

has the football department indicated what the money would be earmarked for?*

*this is obviously confidential, and I wouldn’t expect it to be shared, but a statement that the discussion has taken place might go a long way.
 

Smurf

Auld Enuff Tae Know Better This Radge
I'm cancelling my monthly DD. I'm seeing no improvement. Why bother. Livingston have a tenth of our season ticket holders. They've no HSL equivalent. They do OK year in year out.
 

Daniel1875

Just A Radge
Thread starter
Unfortunately the fundraising efforts of Hibernian Supporters don’t stop or start based on the team’s form.

It’s a tricky one as when things are going well there are inevitably people who don’t think their contributions are required as it’s all going swimmingly.

On the flip side when things aren’t going to plan there’s a feeling that there’s no point donating.

That’s just the nature of football though and naturally everyone is entitled to their own views. Hopefully we can raise a few quid for the club this month and people feel like their hard earned is going to good use.
 

DarrenSQH

Legendary Radge
Cancelled my Direct Debit as soon as the shares were removed. We were donating to own the club. Not so the owner doesn't have to dip into his own pocket.
 

Davy

get off yer bum an sing radge
Not against donating, but do need to know a little more to what they money is for. Are you asking for money to be donated for that particular day to cover the costs of travel and whatever other expenses are involved? Or are you looking to boost the whole of January income because we are now struggling to get through the month? Or are we looking to make further signings and need help with player budget? It seems a little vague. Perhaps we don't really need to know, but I am a bit of an inquisitive guy, especially when it comes to handing out money
 

PILTONSTANY

Shameless Radge
Not against donating, but do need to know a little more to what they money is for. Are you asking for money to be donated for that particular day to cover the costs of travel and whatever other expenses are involved? Or are you looking to boost the whole of January income because we are now struggling to get through the month? Or are we looking to make further signings and need help with player budget? It seems a little vague. Perhaps we don't really need to know, but I am a bit of an inquisitive guy, especially when it comes to handing out money
Putting 2+2 together i’d say it’s for transfers 👍
 

Daniel1875

Just A Radge
Thread starter
Not against donating, but do need to know a little more to what they money is for. Are you asking for money to be donated for that particular day to cover the costs of travel and whatever other expenses are involved? Or are you looking to boost the whole of January income because we are now struggling to get through the month? Or are we looking to make further signings and need help with player budget? It seems a little vague. Perhaps we don't really need to know, but I am a bit of an inquisitive guy, especially when it comes to handing out money
It’s a campaign to encourage supporters to consider donating the money they’d otherwise have spent on a day out at Hampden to Hibernian Supporters so we can boost the monthly donation for January, which this month like every month will go towards the football budget.

This is a campaign suggested to us by a number of members and hasn’t come from any request from the club on the back of specific signing targets or any financial issues.

What the ‘cost of the day out’ means to each of us might be different - some fans are donating £25 which may have been the cost of a match ticket while others are donating more than that to cover any travel and food/drinks.

We’ve been at a steady £20,000 a month for a few months now and always looking for new and creative ways to increase the contributions to the club. The transfer windows are the best time for us to increase the noise around Hibernian Supporters which is partly why this campaign comes around in conjunction with a big match this month.
 

Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Admin
People want to compete with Aberdeen but people don’t want to contribute to a scheme to get more money in to the club that can help us do so....
I don’t think you can compare Aberdeen or hearts schemes with ours - I’m sick of reading that ours is better because it saves on vat. That completely misses point.

Both hearts and Aberdeen schemes offer something in return. Ours once did, now doesn’t, and but for covid donations would be pennies.

HSL needs a plan, a proper focus, and the longer it ambles along aimlessly the more long term damage will be done.

I think we need to be much more determined n our dealings with the club, or they’ll continue to piss all over HSL.
 

Smurf

Auld Enuff Tae Know Better This Radge
Not for me. They squander too much. 100K to sign someone pish like Drey Wright or that's unfit and constantly injured like Murphy or Magennis?

Maybe we should look at Livingston and try and get value for money.

It's a pandemic where folk like me are struggling. Embarrassing that Hibs are officially pushing this. Cheeky bastard's actually.

Sorry but it's true.
 

Zab

Admin
I don’t think you can compare Aberdeen or hearts schemes with ours - I’m sick of reading that ours is better because it saves on vat. That completely misses point.

Both hearts and Aberdeen schemes offer something in return. Ours once did, now doesn’t, and but for covid donations would be pennies.

HSL needs a plan, a proper focus, and the longer it ambles along aimlessly the more long term damage will be done.

I think we need to be much more determined n our dealings with the club, or they’ll continue to piss all over HSL.

To me the Aberdeen offering is what Hibs should be looking at doing. It seems to have a “join the club” kind of feel to it, as they offer things that football fans want (discounts on season tickets, shirts, etc.). Whereas HSL has the completely wrong tone and comes across as more begging for hand outs, with very little offered in return.

I’ve not mentioned Hearts as what they are doing is so fundamentally different. Aberdeen is more comparable for a number of reasons, and they seem to be getting the offering right.
 

Daniel1875

Just A Radge
Thread starter
To me the Aberdeen offering is what Hibs should be looking at doing. It seems to have a “join the club” kind of feel to it, as they offer things that football fans want (discounts on season tickets, shirts, etc.). Whereas HSL has the completely wrong tone and comes across as more begging for hand outs, with very little offered in return.

I’ve not mentioned Hearts as what they are doing is so fundamentally different. Aberdeen is more comparable for a number of reasons, and they seem to be getting the offering right.
I think AberDNA and HSL are different things. HSL is a 15.4% shareholder in the club and since Ron Gordon’s decision re shares it has been to date the only vehicle available to fans who wish to contribute financially to Hibs over and above the usual ticket/merch costs.

Covid has hit and Hibernian Supporters continues to offer fans a platform to help out with no other membership scheme available.

If Ron Gordon and Hibs decide to create a club membership scheme more aligned to AberDNA or MyGers then that’s for them to do, but in the meantime (and with limited resources at the club to set up and then run such a scheme) Hibernian Supporters continues to be there to provide additional funds to the football club.

If the time comes that Hibs have a club-run membership scheme then it’s likely some people who currently donate to HSL will stop and join it but in the meantime those who donate to Hibernian Supporters are continuing to help.

Hibernian Supporters will also need to have an AGM when the dust settles post Covid and at that meeting it will be up to members to decide what they want HS to be/do going forward.

For now there’s no sign of a club membership scheme so we hope fans in a position to contribute will consider supporting the Hampden £100k campaign.
 

Sir Shrink

Retired Radge
Not for me. They squander too much. 100K to sign someone pish like Drey Wright or that's unfit and constantly injured like Murphy or Magennis?

Maybe we should look at Livingston and try and get value for money.

It's a pandemic where folk like me are struggling. Embarrassing that Hibs are officially pushing this. Cheeky bastard's actually.

Sorry but it's true.
I put in £50 but told them I’d gone halfers with you.

Your rep is fucked.
 

tricky

Legendary Radge
Not for me. They squander too much. 100K to sign someone pish like Drey Wright or that's unfit and constantly injured like Murphy or Magennis?

Maybe we should look at Livingston and try and get value for money.

It's a pandemic where folk like me are struggling. Embarrassing that Hibs are officially pushing this. Cheeky bastard's actually.

Sorry but it's true.

Was Drey Wright a 100k signing? Thought he had left St Johnstone before we signed him
 
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