BRAINTREE Town chairman Lee Harding is appealing for businesses and individuals to help the club in its hour of need by providing key sponsorship.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the finances of clubs up and down the country, with the Iron no exception.

The National League South club are aiming to find businesses to contribute net £1,000 each, with the first out of the hat becoming the club’s main sponsor.

Each entry will receive one perimeter advertising board worth £1,000, along with hospitality packages and other recognition.

Harding said: “We’ve had a lot of interest and that’s a positive thing. However, we do realise that it’s a difficult time for a lot of businesses and a lot of individuals and everybody is having to be very careful and very frugal and sensible with what they’re spending their money on.

“We’ve had some people who have come forward but we would like to see more and we need to see more.

“In the past, we’ve had sponsors who have pumped in tens of thousands of pounds as one stand-alone entity. We took the decision to try and spread that so that you could have a realistic chance of being the main club sponsor and certainly be on the perimeter advertising and what have you for a deal that will be just over £100 a month.

“Fair play to Jerry (Carter); he’s made it beautifully affordable but we’re desperate for as much help we can get from the town and district that we’re proud to represent.

“We’ve also had a lot of help from Braintree Council so they’ve been very good to us.”

For more information on the sponsorship opportunity, contact club director Jerry Carter at or

A band of Braintree supporters gave up their time to get the Cressing Road stadium ship shape, painting the barriers and panels at the rear of the main grandstand.