The first phase of the Jimmy Dickinson statue crowdfunder is due to end today, with the total raised online standing at over £50,000.
Our goal remains to unveil the statue at the start of the 23/24 season in around a year’s time, to coincide with the club’s 125th anniversary campaign.
With this in mind, the PST will continue to fundraise across the coming months to ensure the statue can be built.
Fans can continue to donate on our Crowdfunder page, and money will continue to be collected in this way.
In addition to this total, the PST also has some additional funding, representing the amount raised in cheques and offline donations plus what was given at Fratton Park during the bucket collection at last week’s fixture versus Bristol Rovers. Thank you to everyone who brought cash to donate, and to all of our fantastic volunteers on the day who helped with the collection.
PST Treasurer Donald Vass said: “We’re really thankful to everyone who has already donated. We know this fundraiser is set against the backdrop of the cost-of-living crisis, and so to have had more than 350 blues fans already donating generously online is fantastic”.
“We’re really committed to this project and want to ensure that the club’s greatest ever servant receives the recognition he deserves”.
“With Fratton Park undergoing a significant redevelopment, a statue of Jimmy Dickinson would be the icing on the cake. This is going to be a permanent feature of the matchday which generations of Pompey fans can be proud of for decades to come”.
Supporters can continue to donate online here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/jimmydickinsonstatue