Blues Remembers Arthur
Following our update last week regarding memorial plans for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, we would like to provide further information on how we intend to honour his memory.
In addition to the previously announced plans of installing a giant flag and memorial bricks at the front of St. Andrew’s, the Club, along with the support of our brand partner Fridays, has renamed the Fridays Family Zone to Arthur’s Area.
This will be a fun-filled space for young supporters to enjoy prior to kick-off. Planned activities will be arranged on a match-by-match basis with information points installed by local children’s charities to help tackle child abuse.
The Club has also been contacted by local stencil artist Disney, who recently sprayed a touching tribute to Arthur in the city, and he has kindly offered to donate his talent to the area, creating designs in the new Arthur’s Area to ensure his memory lives on.
Furthermore, plans are in place to create a memorial garden in Arthur’s name at St. Andrew’s where supporters can take a quiet moment to remember him, and all their loved ones who have passed away. The Club will share the designs with supporters when they have been finalised.
The programme for Saturday’s fixture with Cardiff City will also honour Arthur on the front cover, and £1 from every sale will be donated to children’s charities in Birmingham.
Further plans to honour Arthur permanently are being put in place and will be communicated in due course. The Club will also be reaching out to Arthur’s family, and work with them to decide which charities the family would like us to support.
The lasting image of Arthur, shared across social media and used by a number of news outlets in recent weeks, depicts a smiling, happy boy wearing a Blues shirt, and we as a Club will strive to keep that memory alive in people’s hearts and minds forever.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, you are loved.