WORKINGTON Reds have raised over £9,000 in a matter of days with their 2024/25 'Budget Booster'. 

The scheme, which was launched on Saturday, June 1, allows fans to donate money to the club in exchange for entry into its various prize draws and access to a number of rewards during the 2024/25 season. 

The aim of the latest 'Budget Booster' is to help the club, which will be competing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, remain competitive in the league's player market and realise its 'vision' of promotion to the National League North. 

In the week since the scheme was launched, the club's supporters have contributed £9,346 to the Reds' budget, with the Reds Independent Supporters Club contributing £5,000 to this total. 

After the early success of the 2024/25 budget booster, Reds boss Mark Fell discussed the aims and benefits of the scheme. 

Speaking on the club's website, he said: "The Budget Booster is hugely important to the club to ensure that we can remain competitive in the player market in a league where effectively some clubs are either full-time or have hybrid models. 

"Its tough to compete but this season we believe we have a real opportunity to challenge and this will be supported by this great scheme.

"If you can support the Budget Booster in any way it will be hugely appreciated and I've already got targets in mind to ensure any money is spent in a way that can greatly benefit us on the pitch."

Workington Reds' latest 'Budget Booster' comes a year on from the 2023/24 iteration of the scheme which boosted former manager Danny Grainger's coffers by £20,000.