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Mum helps intruder-hit rugby club
2:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014 in News
A MUM whose son was killed in a workplace accident in Bradford has helped a rugby club that uses the Keighley fields where he played as a boy.
Judith Allen has donated £135 to replace items stolen during a break-in at the Cowling Harlequins’ changing rooms.
She lives a stone’s throw from the Burgess’ Fields site in Highfield, where Steven – who died seven years ago aged 23 – used to kick a ball around.
“When I saw a message on Facebook about the theft, I wanted to do something to help,” said Mrs Allen.
“It seems so unfair the club should be targeted in this way, and there was some money left in the Stiggy fund, in Steven’s memory, so I thought why not help?
“I’m pleased to be able to do something.”
An annual charity football tournament is held in tribute to Steven, who died at a construction site in Manningham.
Cowling Harlequins’ player and head coach, Darren Greenwood, said the club was delighted to receive the donation.
“I was so pleased and grateful when Judith came forward,” he said.
Thieves smashed their way into the rugby league club’s recently-refurbished changing rooms, and stole items including balls, boots, flags and shirts.
The incident happened between 7.30pm on July 6 and 6.30pm the following day.