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Hearts raise £600k from support share scheme

Heart of Midlothian have raised £600,000 thanks to a supporters share scheme.

The Edinburgh club were given a winding up order by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs as they owed £450,000 (to be paid by December 3) in tax but the Jambos fans have come together to help save the Tynecastle outfit from going under.

"Hearts would today like to thank every supporter who has contributed to an excellent start to the club's fundraising efforts as the club's share offer reaches the halfway mark," read a club statement.

"The share issue has now broken through the £600,000 mark after the first three and a half weeks and this shows the dedication and love that we all have for Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

"By selling out home matches, as you did for our game against St Mirren, the club benefits from improved income that will help us to pay players and staff.

"There is still a great deal to be done and we must keep up the good work that is happening in order to maintain our recovery plan and see us through to the end of the season.

"Only with your help will we deliver a positive outlook for the club."

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