£700 mascot charge!

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  1. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Article today about West Ham charging parents £700 for their kids to be a match day mascot. Surprised any club could stoop to profiteer from something like that & a shame because that would almost certainly exclude children from less well off households.

    Always thought it was done for community benefit & allocated by lottery.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/jan/07/mascot-fees-premier-league-clubs

    Anyone here know if we charge?
     
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  2. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    We charge £250. I don't know if a free full kit is included, but it is still wrong. It should be done for nothing through a lottery.
     
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Agreed. The club should donate the money to some cause they believe in and heavily publicise the fact so people know and don't wrongly assume they don't.
     
  4. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Ours includes tickets to the game and all money goes straight to the Community Trust
     
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  5. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Or maybe not charge at all and let it be an honour, maybe a reward for some particularly good or helpful behaviour or something to inspire a kid who has had a bad time through illness or whatever.

    It's things like this that mean that when people talk about the 'reputation' of football or 'football is the winner' I tend to think, what utter carp.
     
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I don't disagree. But what the club are doing, in terms of giving the money to the Trust, isn't 'wrong' as it was described earlier in the thread and should not be tarred with the same brush as others.
     
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  7. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    True, but a £250 charge still out-prices quite a significant proportion of families. If they were to do a lottery and invite the winning parents to make a donation, they offer what they can afford. It's not as if the club can't afford it these days!
     
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Yep and I wouldn’t try t0.

    But why £250? That surely restricts the potential pool quite substantially?
     
  9. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Doesn't matter how much it is, it's a closed shop at Watford. It seems you can only do it if you know someone at the club.
     
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I think they pass the money straight to Prodl & Zeegelaar.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose First Team

    That would support the ethos of helping those most isolated and in need of care.
     

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