Hearts FC Bake Sale kicks-off fundraising effort to offset debts of over £15million.
A spokesman for Heart of Midlothian FC, recently placed into administration with debts of up to £15million, declared the club “delighted” with the success of their recent Cake and Tray-bake sale, held in the car park of Tynecastle Park.
Items on sale during the roughly five hour event included individual Mars-bar cakes, made by wife of physio William Duggan, and frosted candied hearts, supplied by Agnes MacArthur, wife of former season ticket holder Angus.
Under a hand-painted sign bearing the legend ‘Save Our Hearts’, the assortment of trestle tables (borrowed from the neighboroughing Tynecastle High School) laden with assorted tray-bakes was visited sparingly at first, though, once word had travelled along Gorgie Road, trade rapidly picked up.
The last item sold, a slightly bashed Malteser muffin, was purchased shortly after 2pm.
The entire Hearts first-team are currently on the transfer list in an attempt to leverage funds in order to pay off the enormous VAT bill accrued by the club over the preceding months, as well as the the debts owed to UBIG.
Despite no interest having yet been shown in any of the squad by any other club, and season-ticket sales down thanks to speculation s to the clubs future, club manager Gary Locke declared himself “delighted” with the £327 raised by the Bake Sale.
“This is great news,” said Locke, squatting in his empty office on one of the wooden crates used to convey Sarah Murdoch’s homemade lemonade to the Bake Sale.
“Bake Sales such as these are crucial to securing the long-term financial security of Heart of Midlothian FC.
“Let’s face it, there’s as much chance of any club buying a member of our first-team squad as there is buying a cyanide-laced brownie bought from the stall operated by our new sponsors, KPMG.”
The next ‘Save Our Hearts’ event was announced for Sunday 23rd June, where those attending will be invited to pin a tail on an actor disguised as millionaire Lithuanian banker and former Hearts owner,