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NEWS: Sky Blue Supporters are being encouraged to support the new Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund

13 October 2016

Help raise funds for local groups and causes with the new Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund...

Sky Blue Supporters are being encouraged to support the new Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund and help raise vital funds for local groups and causes. 

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund is a fundraising initiative in order to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for those who need it most, in memory of the late Jimmy Hill OBE.

Jimmy Hill played a huge role during his time with Coventry City, a period which saw him take the positions of Manager, Managing Director and Chairman of the club driving the ‘Sky Blue Revolution’ in the 1960s and 1970s.

Jimmy Hill’s success had a huge impact on the city of Coventry and the Legacy Fund will provide a fitting tribute in his memory, supporting a number of causes that were close to his heart.

The causes that will benefit from the Legacy Fund are:

• To provide activities for children and adults with disabilities (through activities run by Sky Blues in the Community)
• To provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire (delivered by SBitC)
• Support and increase the activities on match days in the Sky Blues Family Zone (run by volunteers)
• To provide small grant awards to local voluntary and community organisations, with a small panel of independent people will meet twice a year to oversee the distribution of some of the funds through small grants to external organisations.

There are a number of ways through which people can donate or raise money. Fans who donate can get some unique gifts too, including signed balls, shirts and matchday experiences.

To see more about the incentives and to donate to the Legacy Fund, visit https://www.tifosy.com/en/campaigns/do-your-bit-for-the-jimmy-hill-legacy-fund 


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