Hearts administration: Fans gather to save club

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HUNDREDS of Hearts fans packed in to the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle to raise funds for the ailing club.

Members of the current playing squad were joined by Hearts legends including Paul Hartley, Dave McPherson, Colin Cameron and 
Gordon Marshall.

Tam Cowan with Scott Wilson. Picture: Joey Kelly

Tam Cowan with Scott Wilson. Picture: Joey Kelly

The all-day event sold out within days of tickets going on sale at £20 each.

Organisers said more than 350 fans had packed into the suite. Speakers included comedian Tam Cowan, QC Donald Findlay and former chairman George Faulkes. A video message from former manager Paulo Sergio was played to supporters.

Season ticket holder Craig Wilson, one of the organisers, said: “We did a similar event in November when the club needed money.

“The response has been unbelievable. There’s a sense of defiance amongst the fans, who are looking to make sure the club is still here.”

Fans hoped to raise more than £20,000 from the event, which will be used to buy season tickets, which will then be donated to Big Hearts and distributed to underpriviledged families and children in the community.