Saturday 21 October 2017

Brothers offer Pars £10 paper money

Dunfermline icon Jim Leishman praised two brothers who wanted to donate money to a campaign to buy the Fife-based football club
Dunfermline icon Jim Leishman praised two brothers who wanted to donate money to a campaign to buy the Fife-based football club

Two brothers have offered a cut of their paper-round money to help buy their favourite football team.

Dunfermline fans Matthew Campbell, 15, and brother Cameron, 14, offered to donate their hard-earned cash to the fundraising campaign BuyThePars.

The pair, from Rosyth, Fife, made the pledge in a letter to club legend Jim Leishman.

"We'd like to donate £10 off our paper money to help Buy the Pars. We would like to give more but my mum is about to lose her job and my dad doesn't work. We love our mum and dad but we also love Dunfermline," they wrote.

Mr Leishman said: "This wonderful gesture from two dyed-in-the-wool Pars fans is typical of the support the club has had from its supporters over the last few months.

"We know that times are hard for lots of people and fans have already dug deep into their pockets to save the club, but this is a simply wonderful gesture from Matthew and Cameron who are, simply put, the future of our club."

The fundraising campaign was launched by Pars United along with Pars Supporters Trust and Supporters Direct Scotland.

It aims to raise a minimum of £500,000 to buy Dunfermline Athletic Football Club and put control in the hands of supporters.

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