Pools Budget Booster

We've been inundated with requests from Fans as to how they can help and so spurred on by you we have launched a budget boosting fund to support Dave Challinor as we plan for a post virus challenge on the National League for season 2020/21. 

All funds will be directed towards the playing budget and we will regularly promote the achieved total via social media channels.

These are unprecedented times, with unprecedented pressures on the club and we are, as ever humbled by your support.

We join you in our belief that Dave is the man to finally take Pools back where we belong.

Thank you again for your amazing support and a name check to Gary White for his energy in pushing this forward

And there's more we want to say thank you for your help with rewards available for those who help us:

Prize Draw

Every contributor
will be entered into a prize draw where two lucky winners will be selected for a unique Pools experience:

- Starting with a training ground experience in the week leading up to ta selected  fixture join Dave Challinor as hediscusses his plans for the weekend     and you watch the full training session and preparations as well as meeting the entire squad.

- Then join  Dave and the squad as part of the team as we travel to an away fixture on the team coach.

- Enjoy a pre-match meal with the players, the team meeting and a post match de-brief as you travel home with the team

Runners up prizes of signed shirt  for 5 runners up, and signed team photo for 10 runners up.

Donate over £50 and benefit from an executive lounge experience for 2, access to the executive lounge on a selected match day with a visit from a member of the squad and post match de-brief from the manager.

Donate over £100 and benefit from a match day invitation to the Chairman's suite as well as a post match visit to the managers office for a drink and post match chat not only that but a chance to join the team for your own photo as you join them for the annual pre season photo shoot.

Your Questions Answered:

The support so far has been unbelievable and we are keen to keep you informed as to how money will be handled and how and when it will reach the club. Who is involved, how it came about and how any questions will be answered, so here goes:

How Did This Come About?

The club received several offers for help and amongst those was Gary White who wanted to do something along the lines of the brilliant campaign run by Rachel Cartwright a couple of years ago. Discussions between Gary and Mark Maguire CEO led to the idea of a fund to boost Dave's Budget so here we are.

How Will Funds be Dealt With?

Gary was very aware of the need for transparency and so funds will be transferred into a dedicated  bank account which will be fully reconciled against all donations. These will be personally handled and overseen by Mark Maguire on Gary's behalf. The balance of this account will be published here and on social media each month accounting and detailing any time lag of payments received from Go Fund Me along with transaction costs.  Gary White and Mark Maguire will have oversight of this account.

How Will the Club get the money?

The money being raised is to contribute to the Playing Budget for the 2020/21 season. As such it is intended that the week before the commencement of the season whenever that occurs the full total will be transferred to the club and the fundraiser will end. A presentation between Gary and Dave Challinor will occur and will be announced along with final accounts of the fundraiser.

How Will Questions be answered?

To assist Gary in his efforts we have directed queries to the clubs enquiries email and will answer any questions which arise either directly or by passing them to Gary.

How Will Donors be contacted regarding their money can't buy rewards?

Mark Maguire will personally contact all those involved and make arrangements for their rewards prior to the commencement of the season.

When will the prize draw take place?

This will take place in the week leading up to the start of the season and will be announced via the club website and social media.



  • Anthony Adams 
    • £20 
    • 1 d
  • Bill Mitchell 
    • £50 
    • 2 d
  • Rob Frank 
    • £100 
    • 3 d
  • Paul Bright 
    • £20 
    • 3 d
  • Kev Bright 
    • £100 
    • 3 d
See all


Gary White 
Hartlepool United F C, North East England, United Kingdom
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