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Mini-model of Tranmere Rovers' legend Johnny King to be unveiled
9:19am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A MINIATURE model of a statue honouring Tranmere Rovers' legendary manager Johnny King will be unveiled during a special event prior to the Brentford game at Prenton Park this weekend.
The maquette, which sculptor Tom Murphy has spent the last three months crafting, will be on display in Aldo's Bar behind the Kop Stand from 12.30pm to 2.30pm when all supporters will be able to get their first glimpse of what the final life-size bronze statue will look like.
The model has already received the seal of approval from Johnny King himself, who recently joined Tranmere Rovers' Trust Chairman Ben Harrison on a visit to Tom Murphy's home.
Mr Murphy will attend the unveiling and music will be provided by The Borough Road Shuffle.
The Trust will announce a number of fund-raising initiatives at the unveiling through which they intend to raise the remainder of the £50,000 required to complete the project.
Chairman Ben Harrison said: "We're very excited about finally unveiling the maquette.
"All the Trust board have been thrilled to see the results of Tom's efforts over the last three months and we’re sure it will create quite a buzz.
"This will be a truly fitting and much deserved tribute to a true Tranmere legend.
"All Tranmere supporters hold Johnny King in such high esteem and they can now make their own tribute to him by helping us make this honour a reality."
In addition to cash donations, the Trust will undertake a number of projects to raise the required funds.
Shares in Tranmere Rovers, a range of limited edition items and the chance to have your name engraved on the statue’s plinth are just some of the items for purchase and all proceeds will go to the Statue Fund, while a fund-raising dinner and other initiatives are also planned.
Further details will be available at the unveiling on Saturday and thereafter via www.tranmereroverstrust.co.uk
Cash donations can be made online via the website or alternatively by sending a cheque made payable to 'Tranmere Rovers Trust' to Tranmere Rovers Trust, PO Box 352, Birkenhead, CH25 9EG.
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