NUST reveal amount raised in first 24 hours after launching bid to buy a stake in the club

In a message to Newcastle United fans last night, the NUST have revealed that the first day of the 1892 pledge scheme saw them raise over £24,000.

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. 

Thank you,
NUST Board

Here’s everything you need to know about the pledge and how you can get involved!

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “NUST reveal amount raised in first 24 hours after launching bid to buy a stake in the club

  1. If there’s one thing that you can be sure of here in Surabya its that the day will be exciting.
    Between politics, earthquakes and volcanoes there’s always something to keep your attention.

    But, oh dear – to have the excitement of everyday life interrupted by the news that NUST are banging on doors, rattling their tins, yet again, with the old “let’s buy the club” ploy.

    At least this time they are being a bit more realistic.
    Remember last time it was the whole club?
    Now it’s one percent of the whole club.
    Of course that is assuming Ashley sells the club.
    Oh, and of course, assuming the new owners agree to sell 1%.
    To possibly fans with the worst reputation on the planet.

    I still think there’s room for a more achievable effort though.

    How about NUST offer to sponsor the corner flags and nets?

    Oh – just out of interest – what’s the difference between a “pledge” and actually giving money?
    THE MONEY!

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