A NEW group fighting to help secure the future of Wrexham FC has garnered support from as far afield as Australia and America.
Since fans combined to form the Wrexham Independent Supporters (WINS) group last week, organisers have been delighted with the response.
Organiser Rob Owen said money was already starting to flow into WINS new bank account and the group hopes to be able to underwrite the cost of a new loan player for boss Denis Smith by the end of the month.
"I've already received several hundred forms back from people who will give to the fund," he said. "This is great, but the aim is to get a few thousand people giving generously.
"We aim to tell as many fans as possible about this scheme and what it can do for Wrexham FC."
Over 100 fans attended last Thursday's launch, where it was announced that the fund aims to give money to team rebuilding through fans donating £2 a week the cost of a single pint.
Owen stressed that the money would not be given to the club to help with existing debts, but instead be given to Smith to strengthen his playing staff.
"Denis desperately wants to bring someone in," he said. "We're now getting into a position where we can help him do that by providing some financial help by the end of the month.
"But with the club in its current situation, down the bottom of the league, we're against the clock. What we need is fans to sign up as soon as possible."
The WINS group is taking the form of a co-operative society, meaning no individual could benefit from the fund, only the football club.
"If we want the football club to survive, it is time for the fans to take a hand in helping to ensure that survival," added Owen.
"This is not a plan to subsidise the directors, it is a plan to help the club go forward, whereby we can all enjoy watching football in Wrexham and make sure that our grandchildren have the same opportunity.
"Not only have people from all around the world offered financial help, including America, but we've had professionals up and down the country offering their services. It's very heartening."
Wrexham's managing director David Rhodes said: "If they (WINS) are prepared to help, we are prepared to listen.
"When they have something concrete we can sit down and work something out sensibly."
Forms to join WINS are from Rob Owen on 01606 853306, the club shop, firstname.lastname@example.org or on www.red-passion.com