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1874 announce charity donation

Wed 26th July 2017 | 1874 Northwich
By Steve Richardson

1874 Northwich have announced details of an £855 donation to the charity Kidscan.

1874 club volunteers, working closely with Runcorn Linnets and their supporters, held a collection at the game between the two sides in March.  This was deemed ‘Blue Bandana Day’.

The collection was arranged, once it became known why 1874 goalkeeper Greg Hall wore a bandana during each game.  Greg's action was in support of Gracie McCall, a young pupil who attended the school where he worked. 

Gracie had sadly been diagnosed with terminal cancer and Greg wanted to help the fundraising efforts by putting £10 into a collection after each match.

Supporters had no hesitation in offering Greg, and Gracie, their own support.  Many bandanas were sold and worn on the day along with various other donations being received.  This also included very kind donations from other clubs and supporters in the Hallmark Security League football family.  This was truly appreciated.

The devastating news followed a week after Blue Bandana day that Gracie had slipped away.  This was felt by everyone at the Club, and of course, hit Greg hard.

The club have now announced that, following contact with Gracie’s family via her school, an amazing £855 has been paid over to their nominated charity ‘Kidscan’. 

Kidscan's aim is to every child with cancer the treatment they need to survive and thrive.

The charity supported Gracie and her family during her illness and they remain in contact with Gracie’s parents.  Indeed, her Mum and Dad are keen that Gracie stays front and centre of Kidscan’s work, as a lasting memory and legacy following her death. 

The good people at Kidscan have received information on how the donation has come about and have asked that their grateful thanks be passed on to everyone involved.

More information on Kidscan can be found on their website by clicking here.

Once again, a huge thank you must go to everyone who bought bandanas or who donated money in memory of Gracie.  Everyon can be assured that this money will go to good use, in supporting other families during difficult times.


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