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MANAGER: There are just no words for things like this

Fan donation to be passed on to Save Our Stan appeal

31 July 2020

The club will be making a donation of £20 to the Save Our Stand fund on behalf of United fan Rob Miller following correspondence manager Chris Beech received from the Wellingborough-based supporter this week.

“It was an absolutely amazing letter,” the gaffer revealed. “Rob wrote about how, as a self-employed ground worker and roofer, he’d had no choice but to stop working last week due to the Coronavirus.

“Despite that, and aside from all of the difficulties he is now clearly facing himself, he sent a £20 donation with the letter and asked me if I could put it to good use for someone who is worse off than he feels he is.

“There are just no words for things like this, but it’s something we keep seeing from our fans and from the people of Cumbria.

"Look at the Save Our Stan appeal as an example – everybody has responded magnificently and the target of £500,000 has been reached.

“I remember seeing Stan's parents say that they didn’t really expect to get there when the campaign was first launched, and that’s why I’ll be passing Rob’s £20 donation on to that fund, so that others will also benefit.”

“On behalf of everybody I can only say thank you to Rob,” he added. “The chairman is aware, and I think he is planning to write a letter back to Rob to thank him for his kind gesture.

“I know from the letter that Rob and his partner try to get to a number of home games each season, and I hope that the situation eases soon so that he can once again wear his iconic 1974 shirt here at Brunton Park.”

The image above is the cover of the card sent by Rob, which contained the £20 donation.


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