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NEWS: CCFC and SBitC announce second annual Jimmy Hill Day later this month

5 December 2019

Coventry City and Sky Blues in the Community have announced the second annual Jimmy Hill Day.

The first day took place last year, and the day has been again been organised this season on the home game closest to the day that Jimmy sadly passed away – and this year will be held when the Sky Blues face Lincoln City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Saturday 21st December.

The day will again celebrate the club’s legendary Manager and Chairman, who died on 19th December 2015, and raise money for the charitable fund run in his honour – the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.

There will be special content in the matchday programme and on the scoreboard, while there will be a bucket collection in aid of the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund too, with volunteers from Coventry City Girls FC collecting on its behalf.

If you are not attending the game, you will also be able to donate money remotely via the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund Virgin Giving page here

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund opened for the next batch of grant applications last month, with the recipients of these grants being announced shortly.

The awarding of grants is alongside supporting Sky Blues in the Community activities for children and adults with disabilities and providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire, and providing funds for the Family Zone.

Dave Busst, head of Sky Blues in the Community and a member of the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund committee, said: “Jimmy Hill’s role in Coventry City’s history was huge, and it is great to have another Jimmy Hill Day to recognise this again, and help raise money for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund, which is providing vital money for community projects in Coventry and Warwickshire in Jimmy’s name.”

Dave Boddy, Chief Executive at Coventry City, said: “When the day was conceived, it was the intention to make it an annual event, so we are pleased to announce that it is happening again, despite us not currently playing in Coventry.

“We know that there are a number of fans not attending matches while we are groundsharing at St Andrew’s, and we respect that decision –  but if these fans who aren’t coming instead choose to donate just £1 each, a significant amount of money could be raised for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund to continue its impact in Coventry and Warwickshire.

“We are looking forward to the second Jimmy Hill Day, celebrating his impact on Coventry City and football generally, and supporting his Legacy Fund.”

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