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Traders and customers at Keighley Market raised £430 for the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund for Jersey Day.

People wearing a rugby league shirt in the market hall got a free cup of tea or coffee and were entered in to a prize draw to win two 2018 season tickets for Keighley Cougars and a commemorative Danny Jones charity shirt, which was donated by local Keighley company Bryant Plastics.

Shoppers also made donations to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund at special collection buckets in the market or online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danny-jones-defibrillator-fund


The two season tickets were won by Kevin Holder from Keighley and the Danny Jones shirt was won by Bradley Foulds from Keighley 

The prizes will be presented to the winners on Saturday 14 October in the middle of the Market Hall.

Jersey Day was the idea of lifelong rugby league fan Graham Berry, who has been working alongside the Rugby Football League to create the sport’s own version of dress-down Friday.

Jersey Day had the backing of Leeds Rhinos forward and former international player Jamie Jones-Buchanan, former Great Britain and St Helens player Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Danny’s widow Lizzie.

Danny Jones, a Cougars player and Welsh international, tragically died following a cardiac arrest in 2015 during a game against London Skolars.
Lizzie is now campaigning to raise funds to purchase defibrillators which can be placed in rugby league clubs and public places.

A special Danny Jones charity jersey was made to represent his club (Keighley Cougars), country (Wales), number (6) and to celebrate Jersey Day. The shirt can still be purchased at www.rugbystreet.org.uk with all proceeds going to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Keighley people are always generous and the amount of money raised at this event highlights this. The The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund is such a worthy cause and the money raised is sure to save lives.”

Fans can still make a donation to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund on Jersey Day via the www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danny-jones-defibrillator-fund

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