The number of Wrexham FC fans set to climb Snowdon has tonight broken the 100 mark.
A team of 108 fans, christened The Red Army, have so far signed up for the walk to raise sponsorship money for Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) who are currently in talks to buy the club.
The trust’s recently unveiled CEO Richard Green will be part of the team walking to the summit on Sunday 17th July 2011, he said:
“The response so far has been fabulous. It’s great to see people of all ages undergoing this trek and the picture at the top will be one to cherish.
“We would encourage all Wrexham fans to join in, whether they are members of the Supporters Trust or not.
“The top of Snowdon is a most beautiful place and filling it with Wrexham fans will be an awe inspiring sight.”
The trust is running coaches to Snowdon for anyone raising over £20 in sponsorship, walkers do not have to be members of the trust to take part, but are urged to wear a red Wrexham FC shirt.
Fans are set to meet at Pen-Y-Pass car park at 10am before beginning their ascent up the Miners Track route.
Anyone wishing to take part can register their name and state whether they require a coach seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches depart from the Turf in Wrexham at 8am on the morning of the march.
WST make progress on due diligence
In a members’ briefing issued on Sunday the WST revealed that they had progressed further with the due diligence process last week.
Representatives of the trust met with the club’s accountants Sedulo to set budgets for the forthcoming season and were allowed to interview club staff to determine a realistic financial plan for the forthcoming season.
The trust suggested that the due diligence exercise would be completed this week with their advisers BDO LLP expected to report back on the figures the following week.