The Cambridge Evening News has launched a campaign to save Cambridge United football club.
the club, which is at the bottom of Division Two, is to survive, the
paper will need to raise at least £600,000 by the start of next season
– including £300,000 by 1 March to stop the club going into
Cambridge Fans United are leading fundraising
efforts and at the home game against Macclesfield they held their
“United to Save Our Club” banners high and kicked off the campaign by
The News, published by Iliffe News & Media,
printed 2,000 posters and is appealing to businesses to get involved
and individuals to buy shares in the club and hand them over to CFU. It
has also sought the support of schools, the city’s mayor, the county
council and the fire services to promote the campaign.
News editor Murray Morse said: “The football club is vital to the
region. The campaign has got off to a great start and there are no more
loyal fans than the hardcore of 3,000 who follow the U’s through thick
Last year the Bradford Telegraph & Argus helped
raise more than £250,000 to stop Bradford City Football Club from going
out of business.