Hartlepool United have issued an official update following a meeting with Just Giving fundraisers.

Pools have been in the news a great deal of late as the North East club’s financial troubles have come to light. Their tax bill of around £48,000 was paid last week by supporter Rachel Cartwright, who had set up a Just Giving fundraising page, which attracted donations totalling £85,190.

The Vanarama National League club, who are currently fighting to pull clear of danger in the fifth tier, have released this statement on how the remaining funds will be used:

‘The Club has met today with Rachel Cartwright as well as other fundraisers who have helped on the Just Giving fundraising. We have discussed how the remainder of the funding may be released and utilised by the Club.

The Club’s solicitor, Andrew Cawkwell, was in attendance along with Pam Duxbury and they were able to provide comfort and confirmation that the fundraising monies would be used to support ongoing trading commitments of the Club and enable us to meet the February home fixtures.

As a result of those assurances, the Club is pleased to confirm that we have reached agreement over a process that would enable the funds to be released for us to continue to trade and fulfil fixtures.

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