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Albion Foundation raise over £35,000

7 April 2016

Huge thank you to everyone who has donated

THE Albion Foundation are proud to announce that over £35,000 was raised from the recent Foundation Day fixture against Norwich City. 

The Hawthorns clash on March 19 commemorated 25 years of the Foundation's work in the local community and also saw the culmination of the 2016 Baggies Bike Challenge.

Starting on Thursday, March 17, a group of 28 cyclists set off from Norwich with Albion legend Bob Taylor leading the way.

Bob’s group included local fundraising celebrity and Baggies devotee Blind Dave Heeley and Albion board member Adrian Wright, as they successfully tackled 180 miles of gruelling cycling before finishing to a rapturous reception at the pre-match Fanzone. 

Foundation Day offered the opportunity to raise funds and build awareness of the work that the charity takes part in on a daily basis.

The day featured various fundraising activities including a bucket collection and VIP raffle offering one lucky fan the opportunity to join the official club's squad photo for the 2016/17 season.

The first team also wore specially embroidered 25th Anniversary shirts against the Canaries, which were auctioned immediately after the fixture and raised an impressive £3,000 for the Foundation.

Foundation director Rob Lake said: “We are thrilled to reach the £35,000 mark from Foundation Day and the cycle challenge. The generosity of the fans has been second to none, especially so soon after the Chris Brunt appeal."

You can still donate to The Albion Foundation through Just Giving, click here, or you can text “WBAF25 £3” to 70070 to donate £3.

Huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped raise vital funds!

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