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FPA raise funds for Bradford Burns Unit

11 October 2023

Club News

FPA raise funds for Bradford Burns Unit

11 October 2023

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A host of former Lincoln City stars represented the Former Players Association (FPA) on Sunday in a charity game against Bradford City Veterans at the LNER Stadium.

The game was held as a tribute to the 56 victims, among them Bill Stacey and Jim West from Lincoln, who tragically lost their lives in the Valley Parade fire in 1985.

The money raised from the game will go towards the Lord Mayor of Bradford’s chosen charities, Lincoln Mayor’s chosen charities, Lincoln City Foundation and the Bradford Burns Unit.

Bradford were leading 3-0 at half-time thanks to a brace from Graham Tomlinson and a goal from Dean Windass.

The Imps completed a stunning second half comeback with goals from Archie Moyses and Simon Yeo to make it 3-3.

The chair of the FPA, Gavin Gordon, was pleased with the outcome of an enjoyable game, and paid tribute to everyone that made the day possible.

He said: "It was a good day on Sunday for the memorial charity match against Bradford City Veterans and was a fitting tribute to the 56 who lost their lives. 

"It was a good game of football and I hope the fans and all the players enjoyed being a part of the day.

"A lot of work went on behind the scenes with the kit as it was a big thing for us to wear the same style of retro kit that Lincoln played in on 11 May 1985.

"Thank you to everyone who made the day possible and we hope to be able to do it again at some point next year."

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