The bucket collection at the Cardiff City-Leicester match organised in support of the Fred Keenor Statue Fund raised £2,523.44.
Organiser David Craig, a board member of the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust which supported the fundraiser, said: “We’d like to thank those wonderful fans who supported Bring a Pound to the Ground – and More! for their generosity.
“Supporters really got behind our campaign and we were particularly pleased at the backing of so many families as well as individual fans. Some young children even gave their pocket money as a donation which is fantastic.
“The fundraising committee would like to thank the group of volunteers who gave up their time to collect, the staff at Cardiff City Football Club for their excellent support for this collection and for our fundraising efforts and also St John Ambulance, who were really helpful at the match.
“The club has promised that we can organise another bucket collection next season which we all hope will be at a game in the Premier League. We feel the campaign has gained a good momentum which will increase with a series of fundraisers planned during the rest of 2010. This includes an auction, sale of figurines, badges, proceeds from a record and the Supporters’ Club will be donating all proceeds from their annual September run to the Fund.”
·         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.