Aston Villa Football Club makes generous donation to Fisher House
Thank you very much to Aston Villa Football Club for raising a fantastic £420 for Fisher House here at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
The Club have made their generous donation as a result of the Plastic Bag Tax. Aston Villa Foundation have also donated a special poppy shirt which was issued for players during the Remembrance fixture last season on 5 November against Blackburn Rovers.
At the beginning of the fixture representatives from the Royal British Legion, RAF Cosford, HMS Ocean and City of Birmingham Air Cadets were at Villa Park selling poppies. Players, officials and supporters also observed a minute’s silence, with the Last Post being played in order to commemorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and fallen during conflict.
Guy Rippon, Head of Foundation and Community Partnerships at Aston Villa said: “Aston Villa recognises the important work of Fisher House, particularly the safe haven it offers to families of those who have suffered from trauma during military service.
“The Remembrance fixture at Villa Park back in November was a really poignant day with fans reflecting on the daily sacrifices made by military families. The work of charities like Fisher House is invaluable and we are delighted to be able to support Fisher House with this donation and the authentic match issue shirt. Hopefully the shirt can help them to raise more funds to contribute their excellent work supporting families that bear the impact of conflict.”
To find out more about Fisher House or to make a donation, please visit www.fisherhouseuk.org or call 0121 371 4852.