*BS*ANOTHER £1,000 has been collected for the Centre Spot 2008 campaign, following terrific support from fans towards the Christmas Raffle.*BF*

Once again the annual raffle received excellent backing as more than £2,000 worth of tickets were sold.

Three cash prizes were awarded as follows:
£250 C Collings
£100 M Franklin
£50 C Davies

That means that Dover Athletic now has a Centre Spot fund totalling more than £4,400, almost a sixth of the overall amount required by April 2008.

Paul Harrison said that the Supporters Trust, which ran the Christmas Raffle, will continue to assist the club in its fundraising efforts.

He said: “This highlights our continued support for the exciting project, and extends our gratitude towards Jim’s recent pledge to underwrite the cost of the Centre Spot if £30,000 can be raised by April.

“In recent times the fans and people of Dover have given the club unbelievable support. We are therefore confident that the supporters and the town will throw themselves behind this beneficial project.”

Trust vice-chairman Ritchie Hulks added: “So many times we have asked our members to donate money to help finance debt. Now we have the chance to actually help enhance the Crabble experience, and push the club onto the next level with its off the field activities.”

The Trust quiz will be held in the Centre Spot, with the first of 2008 on Friday 4th January. Kick off at 8.00pm with teams of up to 8 at £2 per person. All proceeds will help fund the new Centre Spot.