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NEWS: Fundraising activities will take place next month to mark the one year anniversary of the death of Jimmy Hill

21 November 2016

Ahead of the Sky Blues' clash against Sheffield United, Jimmy Hill will be remembered...

Fundraising activities will take place next month when Coventry City face Sheffield United to mark the one year anniversary of the death of the Sky Blues’ legendary former Manager and Chairman Jimmy Hill.

‘JH’ passed away at the age of 87 on the 19th December 2015, and this will be marked when the Sky Blues face The Blades in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Thursday 15th December (7:45pm kick-off), with fans encouraged to join in with a minute’s applause in the 87th minute.

As well as remembering the amazing contribution of Hill on matchday and in the programme, we will also be highlighting the recently formed Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.

There will be a collection for the Fund, which raise money to:
• provide activities for children and adults with disabilities
• provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire
• support and increase the activities on match days in the Sky Blues Family Zone
• provide small grant awards to local voluntary and community organisations. Fans interested in helping with the collection are asked to contact 

Supporters who purchase tickets online for games in the build up to the fixture will be sent details with their receipts about how to donate to the fund, while fans can bid for a mascot place for a 4-14 year old at the match – with money going to the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.

A video about the Legacy Fund will be played at half time, while a video remembering Jimmy Hill’s contribution to the club, with contributions from his peers and players, will also be shown at the match. 

For more information or to donate now to the Legacy Fund and receive various incentives, click HERE

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