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Hull City supporters raise over £3,000 for good causes

Kathryn Townsley, left, chair of the Hull City Official Supporters Club, presents a cheque to representatives of The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation

Hull City Official Supporters Club has expressed its thanks to members and supporters who have helped raise over £3,000 for good causes in the last few months.

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason joins Kathryn in presenting a cheque to Headway’s Director of Communications, Luke Griggs, at the club’s training ground.

Fans have supported several events including ‘Meet the Player’s Nights’, pub quizzes and pre-match competitions at the Airco Arena Bar before home games.

Donations, quizzes and a raffle to win a signed England shirt has enabled Hull City Official Supporters club to present £504.25 to Headway, the brain injury charity that is supporting Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason during his ongoing recovery.

Ryan was playing for City against Chelsea on January 22 when he suffered a fractured skull. Ryan joined Kathryn Townsley, Chair of the Hull City Official Supporters Club to present the cheque to Headway’s Director of Communications, Luke Griggs, at the club’s training ground.

Luke said he was delighted to receive the funds on behalf of the charity and thanked Hull City Official Supporters Club members for their support.

He said: “We are extremely grateful to the fans who contributed. All of the money raised will go towards supporting our front line services including our helpline, so we can continue to support brain injury survivors and their families”.

A further £627.85 was raised for Ward 33 at Castle Hill Hospital, through pub quizzes at the Green Dragon in Welton, which will be used to purchase numerous digital radios for the Ward.

Incredibly an additional £2,000 has been raised for The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation at a special event held at the Constable Arms in Sproatley earlier this month.

The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation was founded in memory of the local ex-Hull City player Daniel Wilkinson who was originally from Hedon. The 26-year-old died from an underlying heart condition, the same disease that caused former footballer Fabrice Muamba to retire in 2012.

The Official Supporters Club’s next event is a guided tour of The KCOM Stadium on Thursday 28th December 2017. Places are FREE to current members and £5 for non members. Places are filling fast and must be booked in advance. Full details can be found at www.hullcityosc.org