A CAMPAIGN to fund the funeral expenses of the late Slough Town physio has smashed its £5,000 target – in just three days.

Football club favourite, Kevin McGoldrick, 61, sadly lost his battle with cancer last Wednesday (January 17).

The same day the club launched a fundraising page online to help his family with the cost of his funeral, aiming for £5,000. And by Friday the money had already been raised by wellwishers. As this article went online, the sum had risen to £6,014.

McGoldrick, affectionately known as Super Kev, was the club’s dedicated physiotherapist throughout his 32-year career.

Joint-manager, Neil Baker, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I was expecting it to be honest as he was highly thought of throughout in terms of ex players, managers and fans alike.

“I’d still like to make as much as we can for the family because he gave so much to the club over the years. It is not an easy time for his wife, Sue, who will be on her own, so this is very positive.”

Baker added that McGoldrick’s family was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the fundraising campaign’s achievement. He said: “It takes away a bit of stress from them at this difficult time.”

Tributes came from as far away as Australia following his death. A date for the funeral is yet to be confirmed.