Last Sunday saw the long awaited Brett Ormerod testimonial game take place at Mill Farm, the new home of AFC Fylde.
Thanks to the Blackpool Supporters Trust, it was also a day for fundraising in aid of the Gary Parkinson Trust.
Gary signed for Blackpool in 2001 and was still employed in a coaching role when, in 2010, he suffered a devastating stroke which left him with locked in syndrome.
Gary’s former clubs – Bolton, Burnley, Preston and Middlesbrough - have all been very supportive of Gary and his family; and Blackpool fans were keen to contribute.
That meant that all the proceeds from the BST's fundraising efforts – the sale of the BST alternative shirt, raffle and auction of match worn shirts signed by the players - went directly to the Gary Parkinson Trust.
A total which raised over £5,000 for the Gary Parkinson Trust.