The crowdfunding campaign for a statue of Pompey legend Jimmy Dickinson at Fratton Park has been boosted by a £10,000 donation from a former shareholder of the club.
The total now stands at £43,500, with a target of £150,000 overall.
The generous donation comes from a former shareholder who worked with the Pompey Supporters’ Trust during the era of fan ownership. They have asked to remain anonymous.
Donald Vass, board member for the PST said: “We’re extremely grateful for this donation, which really ramps up the total raised and brings the statue another step closer to becoming reality”.
“This statue is going to be a part of the Fratton Park matchday for generation to come – it’s really exciting to be able to honour one of the club’s finest ever servants in this way, and keep his memory alive for younger fans. It’s going to really enhance the heritage of our famous old ground”.
“We need as many Pompey fans as possible to be get involved and to show their support. As well as donating, supporters can help by sharing the Crowdfunding page online and speaking with friends and family about the campaign”.
Pompey’s home game against Bristol Rovers on Saturday August 20th has been earmarked as a fundraising fixture for the statue, with fans set to be able to donate in person around the ground.
Online donations can continue to be made here.