Al Fayed's pledge

Friday 15 February 2002

Fulham's FA Cup fourth round draw against York City prompted an unprecedented and generous gesture from Club Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.

In donating Fulham's share of the gate receipts to the York City Supporter's Trust, Al Fayed boosted the Trust's efforts to ensure the survival of York City FC.

The Chairman presented York City Supporter's Trust spokeswoman Sophie McGill with the cheque at the Fulham FC concession in Harrods. McGill said; "It is not only a wonderful gesture, but has raised the profile of what we are attempting to achieve, and done wonders for morale."