ONE of the blackest weeks in the history of Kidderminster Harriers could yet end on a high as the Midland football community comes out in force to back the cash-strapped club.

Harriers seemed on the brink of administration after Stratford- based businessman Chris Swan pulled out of his proposed move to buy the club at the end of last week.

However, disaster turned to relief when a group of anonymous supporters moved to financially back the club on Tuesday to stave off the current danger.

A statement from the club also revealed acting chairman Wayne Allen and board member Keith Chandler are in talks with several potential new investors as they strive to secure Harriers' longterm future.

Meanwhile, Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust (KHIST) have launched 'Operation Full House', a campaign to fill Aggborough to its 6,250 capacity for Saturday's home match with Altrincham (3pm kickoff).

If successful, it would be the first time Harriers have had a full house since the top-of-the-table Conference clash against Rushden and Diamonds in 2000 when they went on to clinch their place in the Football League.

A capacity crowd would generate nearly £100,000 and plug most of the club's financial hole of £155,000.

A Facebook campaign is encouraging Wyre Forest residents to attend, while fans from Premier League neighbours Aston Villa and Birmingham City are also set to descend on the club's Hoo Road home.

"It's great news Harriers have managed to avoid administration but at the moment it's only short term," said KHIST press officer Karl Davies.

"We've got to make sure the club never gets into this situation again.

"We really want a full stadium, a capacity crowd would bring in nearly £100,000, which would go a long way to helping the club out of its current predicament.

"Kidderminster Harriers is a special club and we want to do everything we can to make sure it continues.

"We haven't had a full house since we played Rushden and Diamonds in the 1999-2000 season and it would show how much this club means to everyone."

KHIST's efforts to raise funds for Harriers, who were hit with a winding-up order by HM Revenue and Customs in January, have also gone into overdrive.

A Twitter campaign to encourage football fans from across the country to donate £1 each, organised by KHIST corporate backer Kimmy Loves Cake, generated more than £10,000 in just over 24 hours. The supporters group has also made an extra £5,000 in donations and collections.

The efforts of officials and fans, as well as Harriers' win over Bath on Saturday, lifted the Aggborough gloom caused by Mr Swan's decision to abandon his takeover bid.

A sale had been agreed last Thursday morning, but the property developer pulled out at the last minute, citing unknown debts as the main reason.

He said: "I couldn't get comfortable with the numbers.

"I worked hard to get it through, I had a productive meeting with KHIST the night before and it was all going ahead.

"But when I reviewed the numbers again at 10.30am I thought I couldn't do it.

"As well as the debts we know about there was also the ones we don't know about which could come up at any time."

A statement from KHIST on Monday refuted the entrepreneur's claims, stating Harriers needed to find no more than £155,000 to secure the club's financial future and avoid administration.

Players, management and staff were also paid their outstanding wages for January this week, using proceeds from the Bath match plus funding provided by former Harriers chairman Barry Norgrove and ex-vice-chairman Neil Savery, who stepped in to help.

Well-known Harriers fan and businessman John Davies, who runs Hire It in Kidderminster, has also agreed to sponsor the east stand for the next three years, bringing £20,000 into the Aggborough coffers.