ONE week on from the launch of its crowdfunding appeal, Bridgwater Town Football Club has passed the £1,700 mark.

The club is aiming to raise £12,500, in order to cope with the financial pressures caused by the season’s termination amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement by the executive committee team said that the Western League club’s ability to pay its bills had been “severely compromised”, with all revenue streams having ceased.

The club said: "We are hoping that, with the help of supporters, former players, local businesses and the wider community we can raise £12,500 to help offset the short and medium term financial pressures currently being experienced."

As it stands, 50 supporters have taken the total raised up to £1,740.

Club captain Mark Armstrong said: “Credit to the new committee for stabilising the club over the last few seasons.

“It’s been a lot of hard work and I know it’s a very difficult time for everyone, but please support us if you can.

“This club means so much to so many, and we will come back stronger.”

The crowdfunding page can be found here.

Middlezoy Rovers FC is also fundraising to keep itself going, and has secured £2,226 towards a £4,000 target.

The Middlezoy crowdfunding page is here.