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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby ashman » 27 Apr 2017, 10:06

£1,150 raised for the CT5 from the end of season awards last night from auctioning a signed Arsenal shirt! Excellent news!
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Wycliffe » 03 May 2017, 21:44

Delighted to say the total from The PISA 2000 race night last Friday will be around the £850 mark, just got some payments to make to winners and possibly some more monies to be paid in.
This total is after £100 was paid out on the night for Pizzas.
This is a brilliant amount considering for whatever reason the numbers on the night were down, indeed there was nowhere near the interest via the various websites/social media we normally enjoy.
That's not a criticism btw.
Massive thanks to the PISA committee, Jon Head, Nick Warrick and everyone who attended on the night or donated online etc.

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Wycliffe » 06 May 2017, 15:16

Winner of CT5 draw for march was Mr Mark Bosett who has won £50 meal vouchers for The Brewery Tap.

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Wycliffe » 12 May 2017, 21:07

The Chris Turner Statue Fund is tonight £2,250 better off thanks to the fantastic company that is Mick George after another successful MG Cup. Thanks go of course to them but also all the teams tonight and the various companies that supported the event.

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Brianposh » 12 May 2017, 22:27

Great work Adi. Slow, but lovingly sure!!! :clap2:
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby stuie » 13 May 2017, 09:52

Brianposh wrote:Great work Adi. Slow, but lovingly sure!!! :clap2:


great work Pisa,
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Wycliffe » 16 May 2017, 07:07

stuie wrote:
Brianposh wrote:Great work Adi. Slow, but lovingly sure!!! :clap2:


great work Pisa,



Not PISA alone mate. CTSF which encompasses all POSH. :)

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby stuie » 16 May 2017, 09:36

Wycliffe wrote:
stuie wrote:
Brianposh wrote:Great work Adi. Slow, but lovingly sure!!! :clap2:


great work Pisa,



Not PISA alone mate. CTSF which encompasses all POSH. :)

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Wycliffe » 24 May 2017, 05:33

Chris Turner statue fund hits fundraising target

The Chris Turner Statue committee (CTSF) is delighted to announce that the original fundraising target of £80,000 has been surpassed, just over 18 months from the Fund’s launch in November 2015.

Today’s announcement, 25 years since Chris’ greatest triumph as Posh manager - taking the club into the second tier of English football for the first time in its history, after a 2-1 win over Stockport at Wembley – mirrors the incredible efforts to reach this feat, in such a small period of time. This has been down to the hard work of the committee but also the collaborative efforts from across the city of Peterborough, including numerous donations from local businesses and the generosity and support from both Peterborough United Football Club and POSH fans.

The fundraising has ensured that the statue has now been sculpted, and will be delivered to its new home outside the North Stand at London Road, before its official unveiling on 1 September 2017.

The total amount raised to date, stands at just over £103,000, however the CTSF Committee wishes to update supporters to the fund that this sum - with the additional surplus - will be used to complete the statue of Chris, as well as preparing the area for the final location of the statue, the landscaping surrounding it, and all the costs required to maintain the statue’s appearance in the many years to come.

The Chris Turner Statue Fund Committee, said: “We owe a massive debt of gratitude to supporters of the Chris Turner Statue Fund who have helped us make this dream become a reality. Chris Turner was integral in bringing the city together in his many years as a captain, manager and chairman of the football club and it has been overwhelming that the city has come back together to remember him.

“As a committee, we are continuing to work very hard, and are very excited for the unveiling day on 1 September on what we believe will be a truly momentous day for the city.”

Bob Symns, Chief Executive Officer at Peterborough United also commented: When the committee first formed following the Chris Turner Memorial Match between ourselves and Cambridge United in August 2015, little did we think that some eighteen months later that the incredible sum of over £100,000 would have been raised by the magnificent support of Lynne Turner, our supporters, sponsors and the football club.

“The work of the Committee has been unique and unprecedented, a disparate group of buccaneer characters led by our own Captain Jack Sparrow, the group has worked relentlessly with a diligence and passion that 'Turns' would have loved.

“Adventurous ideas, dogged determination and eloquent persuasion were the tools used by the committee in the search for funds and pledges with the reward for all and the city, being a stunning bronze statue of the legend that is Chris.”

The CTSF committee will announce the exciting plans and schedule for the statue unveiling on 1 September 2017 in due course.

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby poshnipper » 24 May 2017, 06:46

Wycliffe wrote:dogged determination, eloquent persuasion

That'd be you Adi ..... to a T!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Seriously, well done and congratulations to everyone involved :clap: :clap:

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby tonyp » 24 May 2017, 06:47

Magnificent news!!
I agree with nipper.
Well done all concerned. Especially Adi Mowles whose "dogged determination and eloquent persuasion" certainly did the trick with members of the message boards.
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby bristleposh » 24 May 2017, 06:49

Congratulations and well done.
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Brianposh » 24 May 2017, 07:06

I never once thought we would fail. Wonderful hard work by Adi and the Committee. Roll on 1st September 2017. :clap2: :clap2:
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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby Narrowboat Dave » 24 May 2017, 09:33

Congratulations to all concerned. A magnificent effort!

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Re: Chris Turner Statue

Postby ashman » 24 May 2017, 09:39

What a fantastic effort by everyone concerned with this project. The initial total we would need to raise for the statue to be a starter seemed to be about £60k, give or take. I never thought that even that amount would be raised and to see the total now go beyond the £100k mark is amazing. Reading some of the initial posts on .net has been quite illuminating. :shock:
Adi, without you this project would still be in the 'I wonder if it could be done' stage. Bloody brilliant mate! 'Jack Sparrow!!'

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