An appeal has gone out to Cardiff City fans to organise their own events to raise cash for the Fred Keenor statue appeal.
Phil Nifield, spokesman for the Fred Keenor appeal committee, said: “We have a series of fundraisers planned during the rest of the year but we also need the help of City fans.
“We’d like to see supporters hold events – perhaps a jumble or car boot sale, quizzes and even coffee mornings. Fans who are taking part in fun runs or marathons might also consider making FK Statue their good cause.
“We need to collect around £85,000 to make the statue to Fred and the the 1927 FA Cup winning team a reality. We are off to a good start but want as many people as possible to muck in and help out.
“The committee is really pleased that several individuals have already made donations for which we are very grateful but we want to keep the momentum going.”
Phil Nifield also urged businesses across South Wales, particularly those with strong links to Cardiff City, to contribute to funds.
“Fred was both a Cardiff City and a Wales legend so we want to see everyone get behind it.”
Bucket collections, an auction, the sale of statue miniatures and specially designed pin badges are among the fundraising initiatives proposed.
In a poll last year fans chose a statue design by Roger Andrews, the Llantwit Major artist. Roger created the superb tribute to Sir Tasker Watkins, which now stands outside the Millennium Stadium.
A prominent site on a triangular piece of land between the Grandstand and the Canton Stand outside the Cardiff City Stadium has been chosen as the location for the tribute. Cardiff City have been extremely supportive of the appeal.·         Donations can be made to 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.