Board donation kick-starts C-R-Y fundraising

Board donation kick-starts C-R-Y fundraising

The Northern Premier League Board of Directors have kickstarted this season’s fundraising efforts for the league’s charity partners.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation were chosen as the NPL’s official charity partner, in memory of former Shaw Lane player Wilkinson, who collapsed on the pitch while playing in a cup match against Brighouse Town.

Donations of £250 have been made to each organisation by the NPL Board of Directors following a recent management committee meeting.

Board member Neville Wigglesworth said: “Clubs are already buying into the screening process for their players at various centres throughout the north of England and hopefully the league’s generosity will stimulate the clubs to do their bit in fundraising during the course of the current season.

“Money raised goes some way to ensuring that the chance of further such tragedies are reduced, while also preserving the memory of former NPL player Daniel Wilkinson.

“We look forward to hearing of clubs’ various efforts at fundraising throughout the season.”

Every week in the UK, at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY also provides bereavement support for families and fast-trick expert pathology investigations.

Most of the monies raised for CRY go towards funding the numerous screening sessions put on by the charity throughout the country.