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Derbyshire team-up with Fantastic Fanatics

Derbyshire County Cricket Club partners with new sport-driven fundraising platform, Fantastic Fanatics.

The club has teamed up with a major new fundraising platform to help promote cricket in Derbyshire and raise funds for the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation and community projects.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is encouraging fans to support the club through Fantastic Fanatics, an online and retail platform which enables sports enthusiasts for raise money for their club, trust or governing body through everyday shopping.

With no cost to clubs, organisations or supporters, the platform simply generates funds when members are spending money with a wide range of affiliated retailers, from hotels to restaurants.

Supporters just have to register with Fantastic Fanatics and choose Derbyshire County Cricket Club as a beneficiary. They can then securely register their everyday debit or credit card, and purchases they make online will raise proceeds which will be split equally between the club and the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation.

A large number of major retailers are part of the Fantastic Fanatics network, including Boots, BT, JD Sports, B&Q, Currys PC World, John Lewis, Clarks, Marks and Spencer, ASOS and Hotels.com. In the near future in-store purchases will also be supported, further increasing the flexibility of contributing to the development of cricket in the Derbyshire area.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Media and Marketing Manager, Tom Skinner, said: “Derbyshire has a very loyal fanbase who are proud of their association with the club and this is an opportunity for supporters to directly contribute to the development of cricket within the county.

“The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation plays a major role in advancing cricket all over Derbyshire across all levels as well as promoting inclusion, health, wellbeing and education. This exciting partnership with Fantastic Fanatics will support those aims, and with no cost to the supporter, it’s easy to get involved and play a part.”

Fantastic Fanatics Operations Director, Barry Munro, added: “We are delighted to have Derbyshire County Cricket Club on board and we are pleased to play a part in helping raise funds to support the development of cricket in the area. Hopefully Fantastic Fanatics can further support the amazing things that the club are doing on and off the field.”

“The technology behind Fantastic Fanatics makes things so simple for the supporter, as they can choose the association or club they want to support, make a purchase at one of their favourite online retailers and generate a commission, all with a few clicks of the mouse.

“Our in store offering means registered retailers will automatically send a percentage of the bill to the sports club – there is no extra card or app required. It’s business as usual at the point of sale for the consumer and the retailer. Ultimately, Fantastic Fanatics enables sports clubs and organisations to worry less about the finances and get on with what they do best – delivering the benefits of sport to their participants, fans and members.”

Supporters can sign up for a free account at https://fantasticfanatics.com/. A helpful “how it works” page https://fantasticfanatics.com/how-it-works/ gives important information for clubs and fans, and there is an extensive FAQ and support page: