Reverse the decision to allow the club kit to be sponsored by Quick Quid
  • Petitioned BOLTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB

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BOLTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB

Reverse the decision to allow the club kit to be sponsored by Quick Quid

    1. Andy Walton
    2. Petition by

      Andy Walton

      London, United Kingdom

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June 2013

Victory

Bolton Wanderers is a family club. It has been at the centre of community life in Bolton for more than 125 years.

That is why so many fans are upset that the club has done a deal with the payday lending company Quick Quid. Payday loan companies charge sky-high rates of interest and are looking to exploit people who have fallen on hard times. In this tough economic climate, that includes many Bolton fans.

Last year, a 36-year-old father from Bolton killed himself by setting himself on fire after being hassled by payday loan companies.

We are asking for the board, and the Chairman, Phil Gartside, to reconsider the club's decision to endorse payday lending by allowing Quick Quid to sponsor the kit.

To:
BOLTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB
Please reverse the decision to allow the club kit to be sponsored by Quick Quid.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. We won!

      Andy Walton
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone. As you will no doubt have heard by now, our famous old club has done the right thing and dropped Quick Quid as sponsor. Instead we'll be sponsored by a fledgling local business - FibrLec - which specialises in sustainable energy. I'm sure you'll agree this is a fantastic result.

      Praise is due to the board and chairman for their decision and for responding to the fans. Lots of work was also put in by councillors, MPs, local businesses and others who all helped to highlight the mistake that was being made.

      Of course, massive thanks are also due to you for signing this petition - we couldn't have done it without you!

      To see the full statement from the club, go here: http://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/shirt-sponsor-announcement-5.6.13-856249.aspx

      Hopefully this will serve as a cautionary tale to other clubs who may be considering similar deals. And hopefully it sends a message to Quick Quid and other payday lenders - you're not welcome in our communities.

      Cheers!

      Statement: Shirt sponsor announcement

      The club have taken on board feedback from our fan base and following discussions between Chairman Phil Gartside and several local and national politicians, including Leader of Bolton Council Cliff Morris, will no longer be entering into a sponsorship agreement with QuickQuid.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Jones BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Victory for common sense.Credit where credit is due,even tho they were left with little choice.

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    • Anna Wood LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Quick Quid, and companies like them, in my opinion are there to take advantage of those who are most vulnerable in our society and should not be sponsoring ANY sports in the UK.

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    • Matt Dixon KISSIMMEE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      To:

      BOLTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB

      Please reverse the decision to allow the club kit to be sponsored by Quick Quid.

      Sincerely,

      Matt Dixon

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    • John David Laing MORECAMBE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I have watched/supported Bolton from my first game in 1956 untill now 2013.Home and away from Div.1 to Div 4 and back to the top. My three sons are all Bolton supports and go to must home games. We all are againtst this sponsorship and will not be wearing the Quick Quid on ore shirt.The club are a family club but not now,very sad day

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    • Steve Hilton PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Victory!!!

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