The Viking Quid's In scheme better known as VIQI is now 10 years old. Having been set up on the 10th anniversary of arguably the clubs most successful night when they beat Canberra Raiders at Old Trafford and collected the World Club Challenge Trophy.
The scheme has raised over £100,000 since its inception. I am keen to lay all thanks to the huge number of fans who have and continue to support the scheme in their hundreds. At its height when the club was promoted to Super League the scheme had over 500 members and based on this number would have seen the scheme raise somewhere in the region of £26,000 per year.
All VIQI subscriptions are in the form of Standing Orders, these are payable on either a weekly, monthly, half yearly or annual basis. All payments to the Widnes Vikings Club are made by cheque and have to be signed by myself and a second signature, either the Chairman or Secretary of the Widnes Vikings Supporters Club. This procedure ensures all transactions are undertaken both openly and transparently in conjunction with the Widnes Vikings Supporters Club.
It's important that you respond and react to this article if the scheme is to continue to be successful and also if you want your club to kick on to bigger and better things. As with most things, no help generally arrives until something drastic happens then everyone rallies round, we need to break that mould and start providing that help now to ensure we continue to move forward as a self sustainable club.
Fans can join by printing off the completed the Standing Order below. Signed form can be sent to Widnes Vikings c/o VIQI, Select Security Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7DZ. Alternatively forms can be picked up at the Club or from O'Neill's retail outlet.
NEW ONLINE PAYMENT METHOD AVAILABLE
If you would like to sign up online and if your bank allows you to set up electronic standing orders, then you can set up an online payment:
1. If you would prefer to do it this way, all the information you should require is listed below: -
a. Account Name: Vikings Quids In
b. Branch if required: HSBC, Broseley House Branch
c. Sort Code: 40-46-31
d. Account No: 51302132
e. Reference: Send an email to email@example.com and request a VIQI Ref No.
f. Finally we need you to confirm your electronic Standing Order start date and method of payment i.e. weekly, quarterly, etc remembering to quote your VIQI Ref with any communications and again send to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
g. Doing this will ensure our records remain up to date.