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Coffee morning hailed a success

27 September 2013

City management, players, fans and members of the wider community all popped into the Bantams Bar at the Coral Windows Stadium this Friday to take part in the club's first charity coffee morning.

Organised by City kit man John Duckworth, the coffee morning at Valley Parade was held to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as donation buckets and cake stalls being on site, attendees to the event could also enter a prized raffle, place a bid on one of a number special auctions items or even purchase signed images of Nahki Wells taken by photographer Claire Epton - all in aid of Macmillan.

To show his support for the charity event and the City staff member who arranged it all, Bradford boss Phil Parkinson visited the Bantams Bar during the coffee morning.

Along with Parkinson, players Nahki Wells, Gary Jones, Stephen Darby, Alan Connell, Connor Ripley, Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy, Jon McLaughlin, Ricky Ravenhill and Rory McArdle all took time out of their preparations for Saturday's home fixture against Shrewsbury Town to mingle with City followers and supporters of Macmillan. 

The coffee morning at Valley Parade was one of many to be held around the country this weekend as part of Macmillan's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' idea. Along with City, opponents Shrewsbury also opened up the doors of its stadium to supporters this Friday to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan. 

After helping to raise thousands of pounds in recent years for the Bradford Burns Unit through his Bantamstrek group, John is now aiming to continue his admirable work for charity by generating vital funds for Macmillan, which will help support people living with, or affected by cancer in Bradford.

All the money raised from this Friday's coffee morning will enable the charity to continue to make a difference to people living with cancer within the Bradford area.

An exact total of how much has been raised so far by the coffee morning isn't know, but, including the money collected from items of City memorabilia recently put on sale via auction website eBay, it seems John's fundraising efforts will see at least a four-figure sum going to Macmillan.

Items such as a pair of Alan Connell's signed boots and a League 2 Play-Off Final winners banner, also signed, have been successfully auctioned off on eBay for Macmillan in recent days.

Signed boots by Bantams duo Gary Jones and Garry Thompson are still up for grabs, however.

Supporters can bid on Gary Jones' boots (seen below) right now by clicking HERE .

The link to the correct eBay page for Garry's boots (pictured above) can be found -

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