Bees United Press Release

Last updated : 07 July 2002 By
The club wants the money to back its takeover of the club and to run it through the coming season. Without it, Brentford faces a real danger of going into administration by the end of July - and possibly even liquidation by September.

Although only in existence for thirteen months, Bees United has already had a supporter elected to the main football club board and Bees supporters successfully fought the recently local council elections - giving fans a voice in both the club and with Hounslow Council over the acquisition of a new ground to replace the ageing Griffin Park.

The Trust has also had useful discussions with the local ethnic population as part of its further aim to turn Brentford FC into London’s first community football club with a ground and players available to help everyone in its area.

Today it announced that after just five weeks of its new appeal for funds, it has raised almost £250,000 in cash and pledges .

The amount does not include further money the trust hopes to raise from negotiations with the many major international companies in its area, nor does it include expected earnings from a number of fund raising activities which are still being organised both by official and independent supporters groups.

“We have had dozens of ideas from our fans, who are really getting behind our appeal to save Brentford,” says Bees Utd chairman John McGlashan, the man chosen by the trust to represent supporters on the main Brentford FC board.

“For the first time for some months I am now optimistic there will continue to be a Brentford Football Club in the future.”