Campaigners battling to save a Non-League football club have launched an online appeal.

An official GoFundMe page “to help save our club” started yesterday, with the Save Lowestoft Town FC appeal aiming to raise £50,000. A club spokesman said the GoFundMe page was launched “to help raise capital to ensure we survive.”

It comes after Lowestoft’s “near critical” financial plight was made public last week, with two players subsequently leaving the club and the chairman resigning for health reasons.

In unveiling the online page, the club’s fundraising committee chairman, Helen Nixon, said: “Lowestoft Town FC means so much in many ways for us all. We are a community based, family friendly Non-League club.

“For well over a century, Lowestoft Town FC has been a pillar of the local community. It has given the town highs and lows on and off the pitch, not forgetting a memorable day out at Wembley.

“Now the club is having financial issues and its our turn to help them. Let’s not become the latest Non-League fatality. Lowestoft FC is more than a football club.

“It’s an identity for the town and has hosted and helped many charities and citizens over the years.”

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