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Success brings campaign to an end

A campaign by the Bury Times to save the Shakers has ended after the club was brought out of administration.

During the paper’s Five to Stay Alive fundraising campaign, which was part of the Save Our Shakers Appeal, readers helped to raise almost £18,000.

But now that Bury Football Club has been saved, the paper has decided to bring its campaign to an end and has thanked its readers for their help.

Sports editor Phil Thorp said: “All who have contributed to the appeal can take pride in knowing they’ve done their bit to keep professional soccer in the town.”

However he stressed that the club still needed the support of readers.

Phil said: “Even though the club are out of administration it’s still a hand to mouth existence for the Shakers and it’s vitally important everyone in the town gets behind the club at this difficult time making sure that they never again go so close to extinction.

“There are many ways in which that can be done, none more important than attending home matches at Gigg Lane and getting behind Andy Preece’s lads on a Saturday afternoon.”

  • During the campaign many celebrities gave their backing, including footballers Gary and Phil Neville and Jamie Rednapp, and Bury’s own Lisa Riley and Hear’Say’s Suzanne Shaw.

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