A superb total of over £8,300 was raised for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund at the recent Jimmy Hill Day!
The generosity of Sky Blues fans and Fulham fans on the day saw a bucket collection around the stadium and lounges raise £2,300, while online donations reached over £200.
Meanwhile, money donated by Coventry City from ticket sales at the game saw just under £6,000 generated – bringing the fundraising total to over £8,350!
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Dave Boddy, Coventry City Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to announce such a great total from the fundraising at the Jimmy Hill Day game against Fulham earlier this month.
“I would like to thank the Sky Blues fans for their generous donations on the day too, as well as the supporters from Fulham as well.
“We will continue to be supporting the work of the Legacy Fund to help them to help more people and organisations in our community.”
Joe Elliott, from the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund, said:
"We are delighted with the fundraising at the Jimmy Hill Day and would like to thank Sky Blues fans and also Fulham fans for their generosity.
"We'd also like to thank the Football Club for their superb gesture in donating £1 from every ticket that was sold.
"There will be further on-going fundraising for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund so that we can help even more sports clubs, organisations and people in Coventry and Warwickshire."
The Sky Blues also welcomed members of Jimmy Hill’s family to the game as its guests, and Boddy added:
“We were very proud to welcome some of Jimmy’s family to the game – Jimmy’s son Jamie Hill and Jane Howard-Hill, wife of Jimmy’s other son Graham who was sadly out of the country and couldn’t join us, along with a number of Jimmy’s grandchildren and their partners.
“They thoroughly enjoyed their day in our VIP matchday restaurant as well as everything us and the fans did to remember Jimmy, and remain part of the Sky Blue family.”