The Fred Keenor Statue Fund has topped the £20,000 mark with a series of fundraising events planned during the remainder of 2010.
The committee has received a number of individual donations from fans for which we are very grateful.
We would also like to thank Eric Harmer, the landlord of the Duke of Clarence pub in Canton, Cardiff, who had his head shaved and donated £100 to the Fred Keenor appeal.
David Craig of the fundraising committee said: “We’re pleased at the donations from fans but we also hope other supporters will follow the lead of Eric and organise their own fundraising events.
“I would also thank Cardiff City Football Club for their fantastic backing for our campaign and, in particular, Wayne Nash, who has been enormously supportive.”
Among the other fundraisers planned are:
- Production of eight-inch miniature Fred Keenor statues should start in the next week or so, once the design is approved. The statue artist Roger Andrews plans to make eight-10 a day with 300 initially planned.
- Three-hundred specially produced pin-badges.
- Cardiff City is giving £1 donation from every ticket bought for the pre-season friendly against Deportivo La Coruna – an 8,000 crowd is expected.
- A bucket collection will take place before Christmas at a Saturday home game.
- A memorabilia auction is planned – date to be finalised.
- Cardiff City has agreed to host a fundraising dinner at the stadium.
- Actor and TV presenter Jonathan Owen has offered to donate the proceeds from sales of a recording of I’ll Be There to the statue fund.