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Generous Hibs’ fans have raised almost £2,000 to allow less fortunate supporters the chance to attend next weeks play-off semi final at Easer Road against either Rangers or Queen of the South.

The game will decide whether Hibs will remain in the Championship next season or have the chance to gain promotion in a two legged encounter against Motherwell who yesterday finished second bottom of the SPFL

The initiative was welcomed by all at Easter Road and a statement on the club website read: “The Club would like to thank all supporters who have offered to donate towards tickets for those less fortunate for the Scottish Premiership Semi-Final Second Leg on Saturday 23 May (kick off 12pm).

“A supporter-led campaign to buy tickets has so far raised over £1,700 since Friday, including a single donation of over £1,000. Tickets purchased will be used by the kids charities partnered with Leith Links, who help hundreds of kids attend Easter Road each season through the Kick for Kids programme. Any surplus tickets purchased after satisfying the demand of the Kicks for Kids charities will be distributed to other charities and community groups.

“Anyone looking to donate towards tickets can do so by donating to Leith Links. If possible please add a note to your donation marking it for the play-offs, to avoid confusion with other donations for 2015-16 Kicks for Kids season tickets.”