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Ambitious plans for the community to take ownership of Darlington Football Club were last night boosted by significant pledges of funding from businesses in the town.
Darlington MP Jenny Chapman said offers of support from companies came “flooding in” yesterday after plans were unveiled to launch a community interest company to run the club.
The club received a further boost when it emerged it would not have to pay a £250,000 bond when it emerged out of administration.
Mrs Chapman hopes up to £500,000 can be raised within a week to convince administrator Harvey Madden the club can survive.