A crowdfunding campaign launched by British bobsleigh athletes who have had their funding cut five months before next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang has raised just under £25,000 ($33,000/€28,000) in three days.
It was revealed earlier this week that the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) has pulled financial support from its women's team because of "an overspend".
It is unclear if Great Britain will be represented in the women's bobsleigh competition in South Korea, but support of three men's teams will continue.
Mica McNeill, winner of the World Junior Championship title alongside Mica Moore in Winterberg in January, is Britain's top female driver and there is now a risk she may not compete in South Korea.
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 are hoping to raise around £30,000 ($40,400/€33,800) to cover costs for the season.
As of today, a crowdfunding campaign has already received just under £25,000 in donations and can be found here.
"The news did come as a bit of a shock," Moore, the number-one rated brake woman in the British team, said according to South Wales Argus.
"The Olympics is a dream for everyone in sport and it was in our hands but now it’s been taken away.
"It’s a real shame but we’re hoping we can raise the money and we won’t let this affect our focus on the goal, which is to get to the Olympics."
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold, the women's Sochi 2014 Olympic skeleton champion, accused the BBSA of mismanagement in a post on social media following the news.
"It's hard to see talent and hard work go to waste because of mismanagement," she tweeted.
"Everyone deserves their moment to make their dreams come true."
The news of the funding cut came after Lee Johnston was named as the new head coach of British Bobsleigh on September 17 following the resignation of Dominik Scherrer.
Scherrer stood down from the role at the BBSA on September 14 after he claimed he no longer had control over strategy.
He followed performance director Gary Anderson to the exit door, who ended an eight-year tenure earlier this month.
Anderson, who took a step back from some of his wider duties in mid-July, decided that he needed to devote more time to his family and to his health.