Broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough has reportedly made a donation to Cowdenbeath, amid the shutdown of football in Scotland.

The Covid-19 pandemic has ground the game to a halt in many parts of the world, with mass gatherings banned in order to help slow the spread of the virus.

Many teams face an uncertain future, with matchday income having dried up for the foreseeable future.

Cowdenbeath, like many, need financial support (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Clubs are scrambling to try and think of ways to sustain themselves over the next few months, with some clubs asking for donations from supporters. Premiership side Hearts have taken the decision to halve wages of full-time employees from April.


According to a report from The Courier, League Two Cowdenbeath have supposedly received some help from TV’s best-loved documentary-maker.

David Allan, the club’s director, said: “The Club 135 is an initiative we set up a few years ago to raise an amount to partly help for a rainy day – and we’ve had a lot of them – and basically we approached celebrities.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has donated in the past, so has Judy Murray and every well-known player you can think of.

Sir David is Britain’s best-loved TV broadcaster (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“I think one of our guys met Sir David at some function and asked him to make a contribution and he was pleased to do so.

“That coincided with us going out with this latest appeal and it’s a reminder that we can still take donations.”

Hopefully Sir David’s contribution, along with all the ones made by supporters, can go some way to helping the club through this challenging period.

Allen is under no illusions that a precarious financial position looms, and so it’s going to be vital for people to come together to help the club stay afloat.

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