A crowdfunding campaign launched by British bobsleigh athletes who had their funding cut five months before next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang has raised over the £30,000 ($40,000/€34,000) target they set.
It was revealed last week that the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association had pulled financial support from its women's team because of "an overspend".
Support of three men's teams will continue but the loss of financial backing plunged the women's team's hopes of competing in South Korea into doubt.
Mica McNeill, winner of the World Junior Championship title alongside Mica Moore in Winterberg in January, is Britain's top female driver.
Even though McNeill has met the Olympic qualifying standard, she needs to compete in this season's World Cup events that act as a ranking competition for Pyeongchang 2018.
Alongside teammates, McNeill and Moore were hoping to raise £30,000 to cover costs for the season.
As of today, the campaign has received just over £33,000 ($44,200/€37,500) in donations and can be found here.
"We need to make everyone who has supported us proud and make sure the money does not go to waste," McNeill said, according to BBC Sport.
"We are powered by the people and it is them who will be pushing us down the track.
"I truly believe we will win an Olympic medal, whether it is in this cycle or the next.
"I am committed to Pyeongchang and the next Winter Olympics in Beijing and I am prepared to do what it takes to get there.
"Knowing we have so much support behind us makes it all the more special."
Another British athlete has launched a fundraising campaign in a bid to compete at Pyeongchang 2018.
Donna Creighton was one of those to have her funding cut and is also targeting £30,000 to aid her in the upcoming campaign.
Creighton previously competed in skeleton before switching to bobsleigh.
Her fundraising page was set up earlier this week and has already raised more than £10,000 ($13,400/€11,400).
“I need to raise the money to be able to compete, and without it, I won’t be able to start the season," she told Somerset Live.
“If I want to be selected for the Olympics, I will need to be competing from November 11.
"If I’m not at that first competition then it’ll be over for me already."