THE York City Vice Presidents Association have matched the total raised by supporters to take its fundraising for the club to over £30,000.

The YCFC Vice Presidents Association launched a crowdfunder with an initial target of £10,000 in May, with fund going towards York's recruitment budget for the 2020/21 season.

Since then, the target was met and in total supporters have raised £15,090 when the deadline was reached on Thursday.

The Vice Presidents Association have now matched the sum, taking the final figure raised to £30,180.

"The VP’s guaranteeing that 100 per cent of money raised will be used for the assembly and development of the team," said the Vice Presidents Association statement.

"On behalf of the Organising Committee we would like to thank all those who donated to the cause.

"Our thanks also go to the York City Supporters Trust for their much-appreciated donation of £1,000. Personal thanks were given to the chairman and also recognised by the club.

"Our thanks to Steven Watson for his recent statement relating to the appeal and hopefully the funds raised will assist him with the assembly and development of the team.

"From the outset, the Vice Presidents membership in their own right proposed that they should donate to the cause and if possible, match the sum raised – pound for pound.

"When convenient the Organising Committee will organise a meeting with Watson to discuss the finer details.

"The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on football in general has been damaging – the future of some clubs remains uncertain, but due to your support, York City can move forward."