By Ryan Ingham
Today on 2nd April 2015, Leeds Fans CBS are announcing the start of a movement to finally have a say in our club.
The Leeds United supporters organisation are today launching a Community Benefit Society (CBS). We are hoping that this will be the start to reaching our goal of £10 million, money that is intended to be used for the purchase of a minority stake in Leeds United Football Club.
Supporters will be able to invest between £100 and £10,000 into the Leeds Fans CBSx this will be made available on Tuesday 7th April.
Leeds United fan and Chief Executive of the organisation, Dylan Thwaites, says: "We want to get the largest possible number of people on board and in doing so make this the biggest fan fundraiser ever seen in the UK.
Leeds Fans CBS is the first of three different initiatives. The second initiative will be available for people that want to invest larger amounts in the Community Benefit Society. Furthermore there will be a Foundation that will allow companies and philanthropist to invest in further Leeds United fans.
The fans have been nothing short of fantastic in the past 100 days. This is shown by the recent poll on 2900 miles away from Elland Road that saw 89% of fans were in favour of the Leeds Fans LLP.
The group has also gained support of many public figures involved with the club, this includes club legend and now Ambassador of the Leeds Fans Utd Allan Clarke, who has shown on more than one occasion that he is a supporter of fans being involved in the club.
Clarke, says: "In recent years the Leeds supporters have proved time and time again that they're as loyal as they come. What they deserve is to have a bigger say in how the club is run. This group is made up of fans who want to achieve that goal and I fully endorse what they're trying to do".
Allan is 100% right and we have to follow Sniffer's advice. If you want to have your say in club matters and have your voice heard in the board room then this is the time to give support to the Leeds Fans CBS.
The people behind this fan movement have put in countless hours to get the CBS ready and available for you on the 7th and it's now in all our hands to push forward.
For more information and to invest visit leedsfanscbs.com or if you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org