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55th Minute Applause For Joshua McCormack

21 January 2017

We ask supporters to join us in a 55th minute applause at Saturday's League One v Oxford United in memory of Joshua McCormack.


The 55th minute symbolises the squad number given to the youngster when he was named in Dale's matchday squad for the Checkatrade Trophy win over Hartlepool United. 

Joshua sadly passed away last week after a brave battle with a brain tumour.

A GoFund me page has been set-up to help raise money towards the cost of Joshua's funeral. You can donate here > https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-costs-for-joshua-mccormack

The Dale Trust, on behalf of supporters, has donated money to the fund. 

A spokesperson from the Trust said: "The hearts of all Dale supporters have been touched with the recent passing of young Josh McCormack. The way the club, manager and players provided wonderful experiences for Josh exemplifies why our club is so special.

"The Dale Supporters Trust felt it was important that the fans of the club paid their respects to Josh and his family. We have today decided that one of this year's nominated charities will be the final costs for Josh, and helping support his family at this difficult time.

"As such, a £200 initial donation has been made to the gofundme page on behalf of supporters."

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