Thanks to the fantastic efforts of Bulls fans, and fans from the wider football family, Hereford United are closing in on the £78,000 fundraising target.
With a court date set for this Monday for Hereford United to pay their outstanding £78,000 debt to HMRC, United currently have just over £20,000 in the fighting fund, which includes over £10,000 of donations from fans of Hereford United and the wider football family.
Fundraising shows from top UK Comedian Omid Djalili this Sunday at The Courtyard are likely to raise close to a further £20,000 for the club.
However directors and supporters groups at Edgar Street who met on Wednesday evening stress that a good turnout for United’s home game against Woking is a must.
“We’ve sat around the table tonight, it’s been a positive evening where we’ve received generous donations from HUISA and HUST” Bulls Director Dave Preedy said.
“Taking into account what we forecast to receive over the weekend from gate receipts, bar takings and additional income we think we’re left with about £16,000-£20,000 still to find.”
“It’s a more manageable figure, but we need one final push from the fans who have so far been absolutely superb with their donations and support of our fundraising events.
“We’ve got a nostalgia night tomorrow to relive our Play Off Final win over Halifax, a Race Night on Friday night and a shirt auction on Saturday and we’d love to see as many people turn out as possible”.
“We need to continue fundraising right up until the last minute to ensure we can make the payment to HMRC and hopefully avoid a winding up order that could put to an end to our 90 year history.”
“It would be a disaster if this club ceased to be, we’ve all got our own personal memories and we’re all fighting hard to make sure we keep this club going.” Preedy added.