Evo-Stik Premier League Marine announces an appeal to the public to donate old football programmes from the 1960’s and earlier in an attempt to boost funds for their planned improvements at the Arriva Stadium.
Programmes for Football League Clubs especially Everton and Liverpool have a resale value in the second hand market and proceeds from the sale of these will go directly into the development fund to help pay for new floodlights and a stand due to be installed in the summer of 2012.
Old Marine programmes covering games against Football League clubs are also included in the search and especially Club officials are looking for an original programme of the amateur cup final between Marine and Dulwich Hamlet played at West Ham’s ground in 1932 in front of 22,000 fans.
Programmes can be passed into the Clubrooms any evening after 6:00pm or handed into the club shop on match days to supporters' committee member and programme expert Mike Jepson who is heading the search.
Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:
“This is a real novel and interesting way to raise desperately needed funds for our stadium improvements.
I am appealing to the public to search out their programme piles in the attic or under the stairs and if they find a programme from the 1960’s or earlier donating it to Marine could be a real boost to our building fund.
The ace in the pack would be to get an original programme for the 1932 Dulwich Hamlet game but Marine played Everton and Liverpool many times in the 1940’s 1950’s and 1960’s in the Liverpool Senior Cup and any programmes from those games would be of real interest.”