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How to donate to the Tommy Robson statue fund

Almost £4,000 has been raised in an auction of unique Tommy Robson football shirts - but there are other ways to donate to this tribute to the Posh legend.
PISA are fundraising for a statue of Posh legend Tommy Robson, pictured here with Darren Ferguson (Photo: Terry Harris)

The Posh Independent Supporters Association (PISA 2000) announced in October that it would be organising a statue in memory of Tommy Robson, who passed away at the beginning of that month.

It is estimated that around £100,000 is needed to create and erect the statue. Princebuild backed the project very quickly, with £2,500 to kickstart the fundraising, and an auction of special shirts worn by Posh players ahead of their victory over Oxford United raised just under £4,000.

A GoFundMe has been set up using the money raised through the sale of the Robson 11 shirts and supporters are invited to donate if they can.

Additionally, the Tommy Robson Statue Fund Committee has set up the TR11 Club. Membership of the club would cost £11 per month via PayPal or Direct Debit. Members of the club will get an enamel badge and be invited to attend the statue unveiling as a guest (once a minimum 24 payments have been received). There will also be competitions only open to TR11 members.

A website for the statue fundraising has been set up, with many memories from fans and more information about how to donate, either as part of the regular TR11 club or as a one-off payment.

In a statement posted to social media at the beginning of the project, PISA said: "After discussions with the family of Tommy Robson it has been agreed that a statue at his home for over 50 years, London Road Stadium, is a fitting way for not only all POSH, but the people of the city to remember this lovely man.

"We as an organisation are happy to take on this project and know that we will do so with the support of the other supporters groups and also the club.

"Obviously, under the present circumstances this is an undertaking that will not be straightforward, but there is so much love for Tommy in and around this city that we know we will all be successful in what we want to achieve."

The Chris Turner statue outside the ground was unveiled in 2017, after two years of hard work and collaboration from fans and businesses across the city.