coach bookings for Charlton (H)

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We are taking bookings for the first home game of the season against Charlton at the SOL on Saturday 4th August, with a 12.30pm kick off. To book a place on the coach either email the branch on [email protected] , or text the branch mobile, 07814 543175, saying how many seats you want and where you want picking up. Because it's an early kick off the coach will be setting off one hour earlier than usual, and we will not be having a break in Thirsk, just picking up there.

Pick up times:
7.55am Manchester City Centre outside Abode Hotel
8.15am Stockport Train Station
8.45am TGI Fridays Prestwich
9.10am Ainley Top, J24 of M62
10.25am Thircomm roundabout Thirsk
11.35am Arrive in Sunderland

Over the last two seasons we hired a total of 44 coaches, and the average difference between the hire of the coach and the fares collected was £207 loss per coach. We have tried to keep fares low, but with falling number of passengers in the last two seasons, we have no option but to increase the fares for 2018/19 to reduce the rate we are losing money. The fares stated below are based on a minimum of 20 people travelling. If there are under 20 people travelling we will need to apply a surcharge to cover the cost of the coach. We hope you all realise the reason for this price increase. If the team does well and we see increased numbers on the coach, then the fares can be reviewed in the future with a view to reducing them.

2018/19 Fares to home games at the SOL
Number of Passengers
20+ 16-19 15 or under
Adult Standard Member 22 25 27
Adult Non Member 25 28 30
5/50 Member 19 22 24
Over 65 19 22 24
Students 17 20 22
Under 18 10 13 15

At the time of posting this, the cost of an adult return train ticket, Manchester to Sunderland for that day is £55.70, so we still believe we are still offering competitive pricing.

We also have a spare season card in the South West corner for the price of £10 on a first come first served basis. Please enquire when booking. If any other season card holders cannot make this or any other game and would like to donate their card to help the branch's finances, please get in touch and let us know.

The branch newsletter should be out within the next seven days with more info on memberships, and home and away travel. You will be able to pay your 2018/19 memberships on the coach to the Charlton game.
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