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Ormerod's Testimonial Raises Vital Funds For Parky

September 5, 2016

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. 

 

 

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