We are delighted with the progress towards the crowdfunding target but there's still a long way to go before our first target of £150,000 is hit - the amount needed to pay for the new seats, work to install them and put £50,000 into our coffers. The project will then continue to raise money to try to hit the ultimate goal of raising £380,000.
The £30,000 mark was reached with the backing of just 160 people with pledges ranging from £5 to one anonymous fan giving thousands of pounds towards the current total. It has also attracted pledges from as far away as Australia and the relatives of Dambusters aircrew plus legendary former Imps' manager Graham Taylor.
"It’s a fantastic start to the campaign and we are delighted with the support we have received so far," said Acting Managing Director Kevin Cooke.
"But if we can get this level of backing from just 160 people imagine what we can achieve if we can mobilise more of our fans and more people and businesses from across the city.
"This Crowdfunder project could be a real turning point for the Club. If we can achieve anywhere near our target we can create an iconic image, clear our feet financially and put the Club on the map.
"It would make such a huge difference to the city, the Club, the fans and the service men and women of the county.
"Now we need all our fans and residents to join in – even if it’s just to pledge £5. To be able to start next season with the overdraught cleared and a fantastic new tribute to the Dambusters in place would be fantastic."