A FAN-LED campaign to raise vital income for Athletic has reached £35,000.

This afternoon, former Pars hero Martin Hardie revealed that the 'Support the Pars' campaign is just £5,000 short of its initial target.

After football across Scotland was suspended because of Covid-19, supporters groups came together to discuss how they could provide assistance to the club.

Spearheaded by The Pars Supporters Trust, the scheme aims to raise £40,000, covering an anticipated shortfall of £20,000 in both April and May.

Hardie, revered for his role in helping Dunfermline pip local rivals, Raith Rovers, to the First Division title nine years ago, said: "Hi everyone, Martin Hardie here. I hope everyone is staying safe at the moment during these uncertain times.

"On behalf of everyone at Dunfermline Athletic, a club that I hold dear to my heart from the 2010/11 season, we're proud to announce that the Support the Pars campaign has now raised over £35,000.

"It's an incredible achievement from every fan, and every person connected with the club who has
dipped into their pocket, as I say, in these uncertain times."

Supporters wishing to donate can do so by making an online bank transfer to The Pars Supporters Trust, using sort code 80-06-55, account number 00662309, stating the reference "STP", or by visiting www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/supporttheparsfund.


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