€50,000 in sight for GoFundMe

Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley says the next 30 days will be about gearing the club up for a challenge that must be overcome as €30,000 was fundraised by supporters in a day.

The Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust started a GoFundMe to help the club for the rest of the season at 6pm yesterday, and the response has been incredible.The initial target was cleared in 23 hours, including €2,500 from Mark Feehily of Westlife

Liam Buckley said: “A week ago the club made the decision to return to play. It wasn’t an easy one I know. Everyone has rowed in together to get there.

“The players are delighted to be coming back, the management team are delighted, the club are delighted that we can all look forward to games. That is the big positive that we will be back playing games.”

Buckley said of €30,000 being fundraised in 24 hours.

“It sends a message, it tells you what the club means here and the feeling on the ground here. We’re all in this together. It is just incredible what people do here for this club. 

“This has been a very difficult period for everyone. We’ve got a job to do and we’re going to give it absolutely everything.”

The total is now €42,000 on Friday morning with the next target of €50,000 in sight.

The donation link is here