This weekend’s match against Doncaster Rovers at Spotland has been earmarked as #BrandonsBeard Day as we continue to raise money the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.
Need a reminder of why we’ve selected the CLDF as our chosen charity?
At this time last year, we revealed to fans that Brandon Beech, the son of Assistant Manager Chris Beech, had developed liver disease due to his Cystic Fibrosis. After being placed on the donor list, Brandon underwent a 10 hour transplant operation in April. He spent three days in intensive care before moving into isolation for three weeks.
Despite undergoing this major operation and continuing to deal with Cystic Fibrosis on a daily basis, Brandon is very brave young man and doesn’t let his condition get in his way. Less than three months after the operation, Brandon competed in the Children’s Transplant Games and hasn’t missed a Dale home game this season. A budding sport journalist, he spends most of his time in the press box with the club’s Media Officer.
There will be a bucket collection in and around Spotland before Saturday’s game, with all the money raised going to CLDF. Look out for the Youth Team lads - they’ll be out and about with the buckets.
If you’ve been growing a beard and want your friends to sponsor you, they can donate via our JustGiving Page. You can also sponsor Manager Keith Hill, Beechy, the players and the staff that have been taking part. Click HERE to access our JustGiving Page.
Want to know more about the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation or Cystic Fibrosis? Click on the respective links.