Cardiff City has offered the Fred Keenor Statue Fund Appeal the opportunity to hold a bucket collection before the opening game of the 2010-11 season against Sheffield United.

The Bring a Pound to the Ground – And More! collection follows one at the Leicester City game in the Play-Off semi final which raised more than £2,500.

Statue Fund project manager David Craig has asked for City fans to volunteer to hold a bucket from 11am until 10 minutes before kick-off at the game on Sunday, August 8th. If you can help, please contact David Craig on (Tel 029 2063 6637).

David Craig said: “The club is really helping fundraising. We had been planning a bucket collection before Christmas but when the club offered us the opportunity of a collection at the Sheffield United we accepted with grateful thanks.

“As the game is season’s opener, there is likely to be a very good crowd so we would appreciate volunteers willing to hold a bucket.

“Fans were very generous when we held our last collection and we hope they will again dig deep in their pockets.

“The fundraising appeal has got off to a good start but we need to maintain the momentum so we can honour Fred and the 1927 FA Cup Final winning team.”

  • 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.