OXFORD United supporters have given the club's official charity £8,000 after raising thousands from matchday merchandise sales.

Fans' group The Yellow Army presented Oxford United in the Community (OUITC) with a cheque, thanks to their fundraising efforts over the last two seasons.

The money mostly came from two fans' stalls selling memorabilia and old U's programmes run by volunteers Michael North, Sue Trafford and Rose Green, with help from Debbie Thompson and Michael Treadwell.

Head of OUITC Chris Lowes said: “This is a wonderful donation and our sincere thanks goes to the volunteers who have worked so tirelessly to fundraise and to every supporter who made a purchase at the stalls, donated or individually fundraised.

“Like most charities we have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and this sizeable donation is incredibly welcomed and will really help us survive and continue to deliver important support work in our community."

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Mr North added: "It is our club’s charity and that is why as supporters we are committed to fundraising to help as much as we can.

"When United fans pull together it is amazing what can be achieved, and we hope the donation will help the charity help more people at this challenging time."

Long term U's sponsor Polythene UK donated carbon neutral bags that were used by stallholders.

The latest donation follows The Yellow Army’s record-breaking pledge of £10,000 in 2017.