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NEWS: Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund makes donation to support vulnerable people affected by Coronavirus pandemic

17 November 2020

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund will be supporting vulnerable people who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Committee of the Legacy Fund has chosen to donate to support Moat House Community Trust Henley Green Grub Hub and the Rise project, which supports children who are struggling with their mental health during these unprecedented times.

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, who passed away on 19th December 2015.

To donate to the Legacy Fund, click here. 

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 massive impact on the city of Coventry and the Legacy Fund will provide a fitting tribute in his memory, supporting several causes that were close to his heart in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund, which is run by Sky Blues in the Community, will work with both projects that are supporting people in our community during the ongoing pandemic.

Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Rise aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice. It’s made up of a number of different services, each led by mental health specialists.

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund will be supporting Rise and their #ThanksKids project in helping to recognise children who have shown kindness or gone the ‘extra mile’ during the pandemic, and support children who may be struggling during this time.

You can see more about them and join us in supporting them by visiting their website: www.cwrise.com

Meanwhile, the Legacy Fund plans to support MHCT-Henley Grub Hub Grub Hub by helping to expand the facilities that they can offer to those who are using the Food Bank and Social Supermarket services.

Through the creation of an outdoor Gazebo style meeting space, the Grub Hub’s visitors will be able to socialise more in a safe environment and help support their mental health and allow for an increase of activities at the Grub Hub, such as coffee mornings etc.

You can see more about the Grub Hub and Moat House Community Trust by visiting www.facebook.com/MoatHouseCT

David Busst, of Sky Blues in the Community and the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund committee, said:

“We’re very pleased to be able to support two fantastic causes which are helping some of the people in our community who have been most acutely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Mental Health has been a particular issue for a while, and has no doubt been exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic and lockdowns. Rise do fantastic work in helping the Mental Health of children in our community, and it was a pleasure to meet with them and now for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund to be able to donate and support their work.

“We have a great existing relationship with the Moat House Community Trust, and they provide an important and valued facility for people with their Grub Hub.

“Our donation will help to expand the space they can use and services that they can offer to the community and will only increase the positive impact they are having.”

Busst added:

“These donations and the impact that they will have on people these organisations work with are only possible through the generous donations of those who have given money to the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund, many of which are Sky Blues supporters.

“I would encourage fans to continue to donate, which will allow us to support more organisations and people through the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.”

Fans can donate now by visiting https://bit.ly/JHLegacyFundDonation


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