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Ipswich fans raise thousands to buy tickets for fans who can't afford them

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Ipswich fans unite to give back to the community

It's been a testing season for Ipswich Town Football Club and their supporters. The Tractor Boys are currently rock bottom of the Championship after a slow start to the campaign and already on their second manager, with Paul Lambert recently replacing the departed Paul Hurst who only joined this summer. The club are in desperate need of all the support that they can get and the Ipswich fans have noticed this, with them launching a fantastic campaign to get Portman Road rocking again.

We all know first hand how expensive it can be to follow your football club, with season tickets along with individual tickets for both home and away fixtures costing a lot of money. Well for Ipswich's upcoming game against promotion chasing West Brom on the horizon one fan, Karl Fuller, kindly decided to offer two tickets to supporters who can't normally afford to attend.

That alone was a fantastic gesture and it didn't go unnoticed, with his tweet gaining an awful lot of interaction and going onto make an impact that he couldn't quite have ever imagined. Several other Ipswich Town fans followed in Karl's footsteps which eventually led to them setting up a crowdfunding page and raising an incredible £2400!

Fuller is a devoted Ipswich Town fan who's followed the club for over 40 years, he told the BBC that the fans had a brilliant reputation for "getting stuck into a good cause". His inspiration to launch the campaign came from his daughters "About a week ago, my twin girls were filling shoe boxes for underprivileged kids in Romania, and it made me sad that people out there still need help in this way."

The impact that this has had amongst the supporters on social media is incredible and the club have decided to get involved, by DOUBLING the money raised - bringing the grand total to a staggering £4800.

The money raised by the supporters and the club will go towards providing tickets for the West Brom to various schools and charities, which proves that football clubs still have a vitally important role to play in the community. It's fantastic to see a football club come together like Ipswich have and Karl Fuller - along with several others - deserve an awful lot of credit for making this happen.