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1 November 2018

Bradford City is delighted to announce that more than £11,000 has been raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

This comes after events and fundraising initiatives were launched to support former Bantams captain Stephen Darby, who was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Darby expressed a desire for all monies raised to be donated to the British charity, which was founded in 1979.

In total, £11,490 was generated - £7,843 of which came as a result of Tuesday’s Stephen Darby Appreciation Evening.

Other initiatives - including the auctioning of squad signed, one-off ‘Darby 2’ warm-up shirts - raised £3,656.

City’s Media & PR Manager Ryan Sparks said: “We are delighted with the total amount raised and it shows just how much Stephen Darby means to Bradford City supporters.

“Tuesday was a fantastic occasion and the club were proud to host such a well-attended event, where so much money was raised - in a matter of hours.

“The reaction of our fans and the sport as a whole over the last six weeks shows just how much Stephen means to people.

“Stephen wishes for all funds raised to be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, who work tirelessly to care for those affected by the disease while researching and developing new ways to treat it.

“We look forward to welcoming him back to the Northern Commercials Stadium very soon.

“As he said on Tuesday, in his special video message to those in attendance, Stephen is keen to catch up with some familiar faces and come home to the club where he helped make so many special memories.”

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