WREXHAM fans are close to raising the £250,000 they hope can be used to buy shares in the League Two club after the current takeover by businessmen Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss is completed.
At the annual meeting of Wrexham Supporters Trust last night, treasurer Mark Williams told members that £175,000 had already been set aside, while the Trust had also donated around £50,000 in the six months to December 31 last year to help meet day-to-day running costs at the Racecourse.
Membership of the Trust has now passed 1,000 and chairman Bruce Clapton praised the fans for their continued backing.
"Overall it has been a tough year and it has taken an awful lot of hard work by a lot of people to help see us through it," he said..
"I would like to thank each and every one of them and they should all feel justifiably proud.
"The adversity surrounding the club has proved to make us stronger as a Trust. This can only be good for both the Trust and the club as we move into a new era of Wrexham's history."
The Trust has several new fund-raising initiatives in hand, including the launch this weekend of two new locally-brewed lagers named after former Wrexham players Tommy Bamford and Gary Bennett.
In the absence of both Dickens and Moss at the meeting, Clapton said: "We hope to arrange a fans forum with the new owners when the takeover is complete."