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Pell Shirt Raises Thousands

Child bereavement charities to benefit as shirt goes for £3500

26 May 2020

The shirt that Harry Pell wore at Man Utd has raised much needed funds for child bereavement charities.

After hearing about the heartbreak that U's fan Daniel Whymark and his wife Katie suffered when they lost their newborn son Lucas, Harry Pell stepped in to help.

He invited bids on the shirt he wore at Old Trafford when the U's played Manchester United in the Quarter-Final of the Carabao Cup back in December.

The bidding finished on Saturday lunchtime, and a generous Col U fan made the winning bid of £3500 just before the noon deadline.

All the proceeds are going to the child bereavement charities supported by Daniel and Katie in memory of their son Lucas.

Donations are still welcomed - for details, click HERE.

Harry was pleased to help, with the popular U's midfielder telling the Colchester Gazette: "The big thing is that I’m just fortunate to be in a position where I can help."

"I’m just a normal lad and when I first heard about it, I knew that there would be an opportunity to help raise the profile but it never crossed my mind that it would get as big as it did.

"The thing that I’ve learnt from this is how massive social media is and how much of an influence it can have. It also sums up why I love playing for clubs like Colchester United.

"Some clubs also get labelled family clubs but in Colchester United’s case, they are 100 per cent in that category. That is very important to me."


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