£10,000 in the bank!

4511049 rovers shares 'David Wann (Raith Fans Director) with share info poster - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
4511049 rovers shares 'David Wann (Raith Fans Director) with share info poster - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

THE Rally Round Rovers campaign is on the verge of cracking its first landmark figure of £10,000

The fund is just a few hundred £s short despite only launching in the Fife Free Press at the end of October,

And the club has thanked everyone who has contributed.

Rally Round Rovers was formed after the Stark’s Park side revealed its financial fears with a projected £80,000 deficit hovering over the club.

Since then supporters - backed by the Fife Free Press - have been working hard to come up with different ways to raise money to help the cash-strapped club.

David Wann, Raith Rovers director, (pictured) said: “The amount raised so far is a fantastic start for something that’s only been going on for around six weeks.

‘‘Everyone involved deserve high praise indeed from the board.

“December’s a difficult month for obvious reasons so to have made such a significant amount so far is great.”

Hard work

David revealed that the campaign is far for from over with lots more hard work to come in the new year.

“In January at one of the matches we’re going to have a big blue bin in the south stand for supporters to throw their loose change into.

“There will also be a brand new fanzine. It’s not an online one either, it’s a good old-fashioned fanzine which is being worked on at the moment.

“We are very pleased with the campaign so far but we’re always looking for new ideas and we will do what we can to help.

“The door is always open.”

Alistair Cameron of ACA Sports who is one of the key members of the campaign, said: “It’s a great amount and it’s to everyone’s credit who got involved that we’ve raised so much.

“It’s not the easiest time of year but it’s great to see how everyone has rallied round.

“The team are in a bit of a rut at the moment and as supporters we can’t influence what’s happening on the park, but we still have great pride in our club so we’re doing what we can off the pitch.

“It’s a very tough league but the management and the team are doing the best they can and they know that the supporters are behind them.”