Protest fund wound up

Now that the sale of the club is complete there is no further need for the fund established to finance protests against the ownership of Roland Duchatelet.

The administrators have announced their decision to distribute the residual funds as follows:


1. The Upbeats £750
All Charlton fans must surely take great pride and pleasure in the exploits of The Upbeats. Their smiles have lit up some very dark days in the recent history of our club. Long may they flourish.
2. Demelza House £750
Demelza help children and young people who have a terminal condition to receive the care and attention they need to live the most fulfilling life they can. They have a children’s hospice in Eltham.
3. Charlton Park Riding for the Disabled Association £500
This local charity is run entirely by a dedicated team of hard working volunteers. They  provide facilities to enable disabled children to enjoy horse riding to help them reach their true life potential.
One of the saddest aspects of our recent history has been the fracturing of the strong bond between the club and its fans. We feel it is now appropriate to use the money collected by fans, from fans, in a positive way to promote fan engagement.
1. Charlton Athletic Museum £800
This is a brilliant initiative, conceived and run by volunteers, to preserve and display the heritage of our great club for the local community and supporters. In celebrating the past, we look to the future.
2. Charlton Athletic Supporters Trust £800
CAST is the democratic and representative voice of supporters and aims to achieve a healthy, balanced and constructive relationship between the club and its fans. This donation is to be held “ring-fenced” within the CAST accounts and used as they see fit in helping to rebuild the active fan base and their relationship with the club.
3. Pierre Bolangi Memorial Garden £591
This particular cause is unfortunately shrouded in uncertainty. Much depends on the willingness of the club to allow it to be re-established at Sparrows Lane, and on the willingness of fans to take on the re-planting and maintenance done for so many years by Jean Huelin and her husband Richard. However, we are donating £591 towards the cost of this and we are indebted to CAST who have kindly agreed to hold this amount separately ring-fenced, for future use. In the event that the garden is not eventually re-established, this sum will be split equally between the Museum and CAST.

CAST will be very interested to hear from Charlton fans with ideas about how to best use the £800 to rebuild the active fan base and their relationship with the club. Contact us at