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NEWS: Coventry City help raise over £1500 for two charities close to Jimmy Hill on Legends Day

22 February 2016

The two charities, Sparks and Alzheimers Society, collected outside the turnstiles ahead of our Legends Day game against Bury...

Coventry City were joined by two charities close to Jimmy Hill last Saturday as we paid tribute to our legendary former manager and chairman, and between them they raised a superb total of over £1500.

Collectors from Sparks and the Alzheimers Society collected outside the turnstiles and in the corporate lounges ahead of our game against Bury.

You can still donate and find out more about the two causes here… 


Jimmy was one of the group of leading sports personalities in the 1960’s who founded Sparks as part of Action Medical Research to start a charity to help sick children. Thanks to his dedication and support of children’s medical research, the lives of many children and families have been changed.

Sparks believes every child should have the best possible start in life – which is why they focus on funding pioneering medical research into a broad range of conditions affecting children’s health.

In 1991, Sparks became an independent charity, funding ground breaking paediatric medical research projects across a wide range of conditions affecting pregnancy women, babies and young children – from the most common conditions to the rarest diseases.

To find out more about Sparks, please visit 

Alzheimer’s Society

Jimmy endured a heart-breaking battle with Alzheimer’s in his final years. Alzheimer's disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. There are more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, there for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and they invest in world-class research to help find better care for today, and a cure for tomorrow.

They also campaign to improve public awareness & understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have, and make sure it's taken seriously and acted on by governments.

To find out more about services local to you and the Alzheimers Society, you can visit If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, you can contact the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

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