02.11.2016 - Sponsor donates £2,000 to Statue Fund
Throughout October, Mick George Ltd, official sponsors of Peterborough United Football Club, has been doing its part to support the Chris Turner Statue Fund.
The local business elected to donate money to the charitable cause for every online sale achieved in the PE postcode, within the month, generating a commendable £2,000. Including the funds raised by Mick George Ltd, to date £53,000 of the £83,000 milestone has been achieved.
Adi Mowles, spokesperson at CT5 Committee said: ‘’The Chris Turner Statue Committee is delighted that Mick George Ltd agreed to help us reach our fundraising target. Thus far we are very proud to have generated an incredible amount bearing in mind the vast majority was from POSH fans. We are delighted that our amazing shirt sponsors have got on board, providing confidence that our total will be reached soon, with work hopefully commencing in November.’’
Following the sad passing back in April 2015 of Chris Turner, a true POSH legend, a small group of dedicated supporters pulled together with the sole intention to ensure the former, player, captain, manager and owner was honoured in a way befitting to his achievements at Peterborough United throughout his lifetime.
After much deliberation, the overwhelming popular choice on how to commemorate Chris, was with a ‘life size bronze statue’ that would be positioned outside London Road, providing fans a focal point to pay their respects to the ‘great man’.
The iconic landmark is set to be a fabulous spectacle, with one of the most talented sculptors in the country commissioned to create the statue. Sean Hedges Quinn, has experience completing similar developments, including elite sporting icons, such as Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey.
Neil Johnson, Technical Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Chris is well known in the region to people of many generations for his role at Peterborough United FC, for which he served with great distinction. Chris enjoyed much success, as official sponsor to the club, it’s an honour and a privilege to be able to assist, paying recognition to a man who played a major part in the clubs history.‘’
For more details about the CTSF project, please visit www.thechristurnerstatue.co.uk