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Club to support Grace Research Fund

8 October 2013

The charity is the club's nominated charity for the rest of the 2013/14 season...

Coventry City Football Club will support medical charity the Grace Research Fund for the rest of the 2013/14 season.

The club announced a partnership in September, which will see the fund’s logo feature on the Sky Blues’ shirts for the next three months, starting with Sunday’s game against Sheffield United.

But after that initial three months, the Sky Blues will carry on supporting the Grace Research Fund, which raises money and awareness for medical research into premature birth and neonatal care, as its nominated charity for the year.

It was established by Coventry parents Tracy and Simon Hayes, whose daughter Grace was born 14 weeks early at Walsgrave Hospital, weighing 1lb. She lived for just nine months. 

The research is conducted at University Hospital in Coventry, Warwick Hospital and Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital, as well as the two local universities.

Stacie McDermott, marketing manager at Coventry City, said: “Since announcing our partnership with the Grace Research Fund, we’ve had great feedback and I know the charity is delighted with the additional profile it has brought them.

“It’s a great cause that helps families across Coventry and Warwickshire and is one that we are thrilled to be supporting.

“That is why we have decided to continue the partnership after the three-month kit ‘sponsorship’ runs out and will be carrying out further fundraising and profile-raising activity for them.”

Coventry City was introduced to the Grace Research Fund by property company CBRE as part of its sponsorship of the club’s youth academy. The fund is CBRE’s nominated charity.

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