The Fred Keenor Statue Committee is hosting an open meeting at the Duke of Clarence pub in Canton, Cardiff, next month as part of efforts to encourage more fans to become involved in fundraising events.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, July 1st, starting at 7.30pm.

David Craig, project manager and Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust board member, explained: “A relatively small band of fans  have been involved in organising fundraising efforts so far.

“We have some exciting ideas for fundraising but we do need help from other supporters if we are to make progress quickly on our campaign to raise funds to erect a statue to honour Cardiff City’s legendary FA Cup winning captain.

“So we have called an open meeting and would appeal to fans to come along and register  their help for the project. For example, it could be assisting in the organisation of an auction, which would include sports memorabilia, in the autumn.

“Also, if fans have any bright ideas for other fundraising efforts, we’d be delighted to hear from them. We’d also like to make it perfectly clear that you don’t have to be a member of the Trust. The Trust kick-started the appeal with a £1,000 donation but this appeal is targeted at all supporters. Everyone is welcome.”

The committee needs to raise around £85,000, excluding VAT, to make the dream of honouring Fred and the rest of the famous 1927 winning team a reality.

If you need further information contact David Craig on or call him on 029 2063 6637.

  • 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.