Hartlepool United have confirmed that they have received all of the funds that were raised by supporters through the original Just Giving appeal.
The statement on the club’s site reads as follows:
The appeal’s organiser, Rachel Cartwright, paid the PAYE bill on behalf of the Club from the funds and has been releasing further funds on production of receipts for bills which helped ensure our games at Victoria Park could go ahead.
We genuinely would not have been able to continue trading and move towards a point where a takeover can be completed without the hard work and dedication of Rachel, our amazing supporters and everyone who kindly donated to the appeal.
We are making good progress with takeover talks. However, as much of the process is confidential, we are unable to make any further comment at this time.