CARD raised £60,000
There were many incredible Addicks involved with the various anti-Duchatelet protest groups, which were connected under the umbrella of CARD. I knew a fair few of the volunteers, some better than others, and many can tell some fantastic, funny and enlightening stories of kinship and fortitude.
It wasn’t only a steely determination that struck me about these Addicks, but it was also their creativity and boundless enthusiasm to find time to help in any small way they could to bring the club back from where Roland Duchatelet and his various hangers on were taking it.
Of course Charlton fans have a history of fighting adversity, it’s in our DNA, and once again Addicks fought for what is right, and for our kids and their kids to be able to continue whatever it is that drew us all in the first place to little old Charlton.
I saw today that Charlton fans raised £60,000 for CARD to use on a large variety of protest tactics. From plastic pigs, to advertising, to trips to Belgium, to a livery wrap for a taxi, that my mate so proudly drove to Belgium. Heroic, humbling efforts superbly marshalled and communicated by two individuals Brenda and Alan, backed up of course my many, many others.
The initiative, togetherness, communication and passion shown by these individuals a different world to which Roland Duchatelet attempted to dump Charlton in.
Many other groups such as ROT and B20 were self-funded, but of the £60,000 raised by CARD, just over £4,000 remains and will be donated to charities.
Thanks to all. Charlton until we die.