Youth Team Manager Chris Beech would like to thank supporters who donated to the bucket collection which was held at Spotland before the Cheltenham Town match last month.
A collection was held before the game to help his wife Gillian raise the money needed to race in the 2013 London Marathon. Gillian has been given a Gold place for the Marathon but is tasked with raising over £2,000 to secure her spot.
Gillian is running the race in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a charity which is very close to her and Chris’ heart. Their son Brandon suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and his everyday life is a constant battle. He has physio twice a day to remove the mucus which builds up in his lungs as well as using a nebulizer machine twice a day which delivers anti-biotics into his lungs. Brandon also takes around 40 different tablets each day! Brandon looks healthy on the outside, but with Cystic Fibrosis all the damage is on the inside. CF is one of the UK’s most common life threatening inherited diseases and there are currently 9,000 people in the UK living with the disease.
Almost £500 was raised on the night and Chris Beech is very thankful: “Gillian and I would like to thank the Chairman, Board of Directors and Colin Garlick for allowing a bucket collection to take place on the night.
“Nearly £500 was raised and we will be forever grateful for that - we really can’t thank supporters enough. I would also like to thank the Youth Team who worked valiantly on the night helping with the collection, and The Dale Trust who have also donated.”