FIGHTING FUND trustee Mike Webb today confirmed that £10,000 has been raised in SIX days to help save the club from closure.
Webb, of Town Centre Management, is running the Fighting Fund which is hoping to reach a £48,000 target by December 31.
But it is important that everyone understands that there is still a VERY LONG WAY to go before the club can escape a winding up order being served against them in early January.
Webb said: “It is an astonishing start to our fundraising efforts. We’ve only had six days of raising money and to reach £10,000 is brilliant.
“We’ve had lots of cheques pouring in and the online donations are approaching £1,000 at a rapid pace too. I’d like to thank everyone who has dug into their pockets to help us save the club from the very real threat of closure in the New Year.
“There is much more work to do because we’ve got another £38,000 to raise. That’s a huge amount of money to find but if everyone can help out and be generous there is every chance we can reach our target.”
Meanwhile, a bucket collection at the 2-2 draw with Leyton on Tuesday raised £415.10, with coppers still be counted. In addition, the Supporters Trust sold some Calender Girls calenders, raising £80.50. More of these are available at £3.50 each from the Club Shop this Saturday.