GENEROUS donors are providing a “lifeline” for Cowdenbeath FC with more than £14,000 given to the Club 135 initiative in the past three months.

The cash injection will be used to help the Blue Brazil cope with the coronavirus pandemic and hopefully boost their chances of success on the pitch too.

Club 135 was set up in 2017 with the target of recruiting 13,500 people to donate £10 each, with the money to help support the football team and build reserves for a “rainy day”.

Safe to say it’s pouring now.

Club secretary and finance director, David Allan, told the fans in a newsletter: “Club 135 was always envisaged as a lifeline for the club— to try and provide a stronger financial base and for a rainy day.

“It has really come into its own in the current crisis and the figures show just how much assistance has been provided to the club by your kindness and generosity.

“Over £14,000 has been donated in the last three months to help keep the flag flying at Central Park.”

The club lists the names of those who have donated £10 or more to the cause and it includes famous faces such as former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, tennis guru Judy Murray, Celtic boss Neil Lennon, former Rangers striker Ally McCoist and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Another high profile supporter joined in March when Sir David Attenborough made a donation to Club 135 – chairman Donald Findlay quipped it was “all the way from the Blue Planet to the Blue Brazil!”.

Mr Allan continued: “There have been 10 donors of £250 or more and they will all become shareholders in the club soon, once we get the paperwork done, lockdown has made that more complicated.

“The online roll of honour is also just about to have all donors not yet recorded added to it.

“We had John Young Signs poised to update the roll of honour board at Central Park in the very week of lockdown, that will now be completed once we are back up and running at Central Park.

“Anyone wishing to donate to help the club in these difficult times should access the Club 135 section of the Cowdenbeath FC website.

“All we can say at this moment is thank you, your support has been truly remarkable.”