Cardiff City has offered the Fred Keenor Statue Fund Appeal the opportunity to hold a bucket collection before the Championship play-off clash against Reading next Tuesday.

The most recent collection at the Wales v England game raised more than £1,700 and the appeal committee is urging Bluebirds fans to…Bring a Pound to the Ground – And More!

Statue Fund project manager David Craig has asked for City fans to volunteer to hold a bucket from 6.15pm until 5-10 minutes before kick-off in the big game.

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David Craig said: “We really appreciate that the club has given us permission to hold a collection at such a high profile game.

“We want to hear from volunteers willing to hold a bucket and also urge those who have helped in the past to contact us again.

“Football fans were enormous generous when we held our last collection and we are sure they will again dig deep in their pockets.

“We are getting close to the £50,000 mark and hope that this collection will tip us over on our way to the £85,000 target.”

  • Donations to the appeal fund can be made through the Co-operative Bank:

Account name: –   Fred Keenor Statue Fund or FKSF

Account no    65392368

Sort Code     08-92-99

Cheques can also be sent c/o CCST to PO Box 4254, Cardiff, CF14 8FD. Please add the words “Fred Keenor Appeal” on the top of the envelope.