The Statue Fund - Formed May 2010
With a clear mandate to raise enough funds to have a lasting visual legacy of Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler, the greatest managerial pair that have ever been at www.nottscountyfc.co.uk
The committee hold’s a monthly meeting at Meadow Lane and amongst those who attend are Notts chairman Ray Trew, the legendary Colin Slater and the Magpies all time number one goalscorer Les Bradd, who also act’s as the fund patron.
The cost of the statue has already been agreed with the chosen sculptor and will cost the Statue Fund approximately £75,000
To raise money towards this target of £75,000, 1000 names are available for fans to have their name engraved onto the plinth at £25 per name and it is hoped this will raise just under £25,000 towards the final cost of the statue.
The person commissioned to make the statue is world renowned sculptor Andrew Edwards.
A Short Message From Andrew
Sometimes, as the saying goes, 'you don't see the wood for the trees', and today I realised on saying goodbye to the wax model that has sat in my studio for nearly two years in one form or another, that this project isn't just about miniatures, and that the day is now closer when we will see Jimmy and Jack, monumental size, grace Meadow Lane again.
I think it will be a wonderful testament to not only two real archetypes of the game, and the real game's vital roots, but a testament too to real football fans everywhere - and especially the loyal and real ones of County whose emotions and faithfulness has had to stand by a lot more over the years than selling a 'star' player for tens of millions.
Always a pleasure and an honour to have this association