Rovers fan donates five-figure sum

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Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park ground © Ben Sutherland/Flickr

Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park ground © Ben Sutherland/Flickr

A lifelong Tranmere supporter has donated a five-figure sum to the trust fund that aims to buy the club out by the end of the year.

Peter Scorer, 62, a retired teacher who lives in Prenton, has been a Rovers fan for more than 50 years and believes supporters who have yet to support the bid need to step forward.

He said: “As supporters, it’s now or never and we need to raise the money as soon as we can. We all have a duty to help the trust so that as supporters we can take the reins of our club.

“Every pound counts. I know times are tough but no matter how much you can afford, it all makes a difference. Every pound could be important and it is so easy to donate.”

The donation comes after the Tranmere Supporters Trust announced a revamp in its intentions to take over the club last month, setting a target of £500,000 to be raised by the end of the year.

Chairman of the trust, Ben Harrison, welcomed the donation and urged fans who had yet to contribute to follow his lead.

A tweet on the feed of the trust claims that £135,000 has already been raised for the effort, with a further £20,000 to follow from two supporters who are about to donate.

He said: “We’d like to thank Peter for his very generous donation to our campaign. Peter recognises that supporter ownership is in the best interests of Tranmere Rovers and we would encourage other fans to follow his lead and donate now.

“For our wealthier supporters, this is a golden opportunity to truly make your mark on the history of the club and leave a lasting legacy. We ask any supporters interested in making a donation above our standard packages to get in touch with us.”

Fans can support the bid by signing up for membership, ranging from £50 to £500. Details about the project and fund raising can be found at www.tranmereroverstrust.co.uk.

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