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Blues back The BIG Bandage

Posted: Fri 05 Jul 2013
Author: bcfc.com

Mitch Hancox, Callum Reilly and Amari’i Bell show their support

Rival football teams will be joining forces next week and getting dressed up in dressings to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Birmingham City Football Club are the latest team to announce they are backing the hospital’s summer fundraising campaign, The BIG Bandage on Friday 12 July.

Mitch Hancox, Callum Reilly and Amari’i Bell wrapped themselves in bandages at Blues' Wast Hills training ground to show their support for the campaign.

They have now joined players from Aston Villa Football Club and other celebrity supporters, Union J and Dr Hilary Jones, as well as the 15,000 others across the region who have already registered and paid £1 to join in The BIG Bandage.

Callum Reilly, the 19 year old midfielder who has been playing for the club for 12 years, said: “It is always great to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the work they do and help raise the profile of the charity. It is a great cause to be involved with and we are looking forward to working with them again next season.”

All money raised from The BIG Bandage will support the pioneering work of the hospital and help to improve the facilities for the 250,000 sick children treated each year.

Vikki Savery, Public Fundraising Manager for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said:  “We are grateful for the continued support of Birmingham City Football Club and have been amazed by the thousands of people who have already signed up for The BIG Bandage. All the money raised is going to make a huge difference to the sick children we look after. So if you haven’t already, please sign up, dress up in dressings and help us to raise as much money as we can.”

To register yourself, your school or your workplace visit: www.thebigbandage.org.uk