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16 May 2021

Club News


16 May 2021

A total of £3,621.75 has been raised for Bradford’s Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit - through this year’s fundraising activities.

Donation initiatives have once again been held digitally, as COVID-19 continues to prevent supporters from raising funds through bucket collections at matches. 

Virtual tickets for the Bantams’ annual memorial fixture - at home to Scunthorpe United on Saturday May 1 - saw an impressive £3,465 donated by City supporters, with close to 693 tickets purchased.

Ninety-five copies of Andy Ruddy and David Nowakowski’s touching You’ll Never Walk alone cover single were also purchased, meaning a further £156.75 was donated to PSBRU. 

The unit, at the University of Bradford, was formed shortly after the Valley Parade Fire Disaster of 11th May 1985 - which saw 56 supporters tragically lose their lives.

It continues to care for patients who suffer from similar injuries, and has been commended worldwide for its work.

City's chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, said: "To have raised over £3,500 is credit to the generosity of our supporters.

"The funds will allow the PSBRU to continue researching, developing and providing care, and we thank everyone who contributed. 

"Together, we have once again held various digital initiatives this year, to remember the 56 lives we tragically lost on 11th May 1985, and keep those who remain affected to this day in our thoughts. 

"Given COVID-19 restrictions, which prevented supporters from attending our annual memorial fixture, we wanted to give people the opportunity to show support for the PSBRU. 

"The virtual match ticket for the Scunthorpe United game achieved a sizeable fundraising total, and huge credit must go to Andy Ruddy, David Nowakowski and Georgia Thornton - whose commendable work helped raise further funds."

For more details on how to make a donation to Bradford’s Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, please CLICK HERE.

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