A strong start to the Trust’s bid to buy a stake in Newcastle United under new owners, with the ambitious fan-led initiative seen as a long-term project that aims to give us 1% ownership of the club once Mike Ashley sells up.
As the NUST have explained, fans have been asked to donate whatever they can on a monthly basis – whether it be £1 or a tenner – to build a pot of money that would ensure supporter representation when new owners eventually arrive on Tyneside.
Here’s a member update released last night, revealing that the total is already above £24,000 following pledges from over 1,750 fans:
‘Today [Thursday] we launched the 1892 Pledge Scheme – an ambitious fan-led project which aims to build a pot of money that can either give supporters a small share of the club if it is sold while in the Premier League or see fans ready to step in to help save the club in the event of relegation and the financial consequences that could see a change of ownership.
First of all – thank you – to every single one of you that has pledged today. That’s over 1750 pledges raising over £24,000 on day one (note the website total takes a little longer to update depending on how fast your bank processes the direct debit).
We know this is just the start – but if anyone can do this – it is you and I, the fans of Newcastle United. We need your help to build momentum, so please do tell your friends and share the details of the 1892 Pledge Scheme 1892pledge.co.uk.
Here’s everything you need to know about the pledge and how you can get involved!