Following on from one of the more technical points from Tuesday's meeting, there is a more interesting way to buy shares in the PARFC that is more lucrative for Club/purchaser.
Basically, instead of making an out and out donation, if you make a payment under the Enterprise Initiative Scheme (EIS), you can recoup a considerable (approx 30%) tax credit at the end of the following tax year. (Or you can allow the Club to reclaim it.) This is extremely useful as donations in excess of £50, ie the cost of a single share, made since the beginning of this "rescue" package can be converted into shares retrospectively. This makes you a part owner of Albion as outlined in my initial posting above. The scheme is endorsed by HMRC, apparently.
If you're re-mortgaging the house, you should consult a financial adviser. For more modest amounts, you should be aware that there is precious little chance of ever seeing a return or dividend or even a sale (bar a total buyout, of course). You will, however, be entitled to attend shareholders meetings, etc.
Having talked this through at the meeting, I'm sure the Club will produce some kind of guidance in due course. If you're interested, then the important thing is to write and specify that you want to take advantage of the Scheme, even if your donation has already been made.
Here is the link to the Inland revenue site:
Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!