Written by Reanna Smith
The club went into administration last week after an investor pulled out of a bid for a consortium takeover.
The local community in Widnes, fans of the club and even some of their rival teams have all donated to the cause.
The Widnes Vikings were one of the orginal 22 clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, making them one of the first rugby league teams.
Yesterday the club was in talks to secure a deal that would save them, but an announcement of the outcome has yet to be made.
The Board of Directors said that they have recieved “sinister threats” to themselves, their families and their property over the decision to put the club into administration.
They explained their reasoning in a statement released last Friday (22nd February).
Loyal fans have taken to social media to express their support for the club and encourage others to donate.
We may not have much in this town but we all live breath and sleep with widnes Vikings in our hearts once a viking always a viking #widnesvikings
— andy knight (@vikingak1) 27 February 2019
Widnes Academy are supporting the Widnes Vikings today!
Black and white!
Also having our raffle for a signed shirt, chocolate hamper and calendars, kindly donated by our parents #SaveOurClub #RiseAgain #widnesvikings #WidnesRL pic.twitter.com/3a31raLnrA
— Widnes Academy (@widnes_academy) 28 February 2019
Great morning at Morrisons packing bags and collecting for https://t.co/u9ywcpwT3O #widnesvikings thank you for everyone that donated. We are lucky to live and do business in such a great town where everyone pulls together #widnesvikings #saveourclub pic.twitter.com/iEsuXfQOIs
— Hardman Office & Commercial Cleaning (@hardmancleaning) 27 February 2019
We managed to raise just over £100 from today’s touch line fundraiser for Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club and took it down to the club. We really hope it helps to keep the club going! We support you all the way #vikingsforever #rugbyleague #rlfamily #widnes pic.twitter.com/XJgjFIRhHu
— Moorfield ARLFC (@moorfield_arlfc) 24 February 2019