We were recently contacted by Worsbrough Bridge AFC (Barnsley) inviting us to be their charity partner for the coming season. They are keen to join with us and promote awareness of sudden cardiac death in the young. They will also wear our logo on their 1st team away kit. The team plays in the Northern Counties East League and this covers a large area in which to promote The Foundation.
Thanks go to Mark Booth, Chairman of Worsbrough for contacting us; we greatly appreciate the approach and look forward to meeting the club in the near future and to work with them on awareness campaigns.
Worsbough Bridge AFC commented on the partnership as follows:
Worsbrough Bridge AFC are proud to announce our partnership with The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation from next season.
Over recent years our football club has actively supported several worthwhile charities to try and help raise awareness and we want to continue this next season with our support for the foundation set up in Daniel’s memory. As a Barnsley based football club, we know how important football was to Daniel as he played for one of our neighbours at Shaw Lane FC.
Our 1st team away team kit will next season promote the great work that the Foundation plays in raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). SCD is the leading cause of death in young athletes during sport and the majority of deaths occur with NO PRIOR SYMPTOMS or family history. Our aim is to help to support Daniel’s Foundation to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death in the young and we look forward to working them with as a member of the Northern Counties East League to raise awareness of this condition.
We want to thank The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation for allowing us to work with them.