Fans in tribute to victims of fire disaster

First published in Capital One Cup Final – Bradford City v Swansea

A group of Bantams fans have launched a fundraising campaign to create a flag remembering the 56 people who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire disaster.

Chris Slaven, 27, of Eccleshill, along with friends Daniel Hall and James Dunn, are trying to raise around £4,500 for the claret and amber flag, which they hope to have unveiled at Wembley during the club’s Capital One Cup final.

They have so far received donations of £1,000 from Hermes Ltd and £500 from Yorkshire Building Society, but still need to collect enough cash to cover the £2,500 cost of having the flag made and £2,000 bill to have it unfurled at Wembley.

Mr Slaven said: “The vast majority of people are pleased with the mark of respect and people from other clubs up and down the country have given their support, saying it’s a great idea.

“It will show that the 56 who died will not be forgotten and that we wish they were there with us.

“Any extra funds will be donated to the Bradford Burns Unit.”

Friends of Bradford City have allowed the group to use its bank account to collect money and a Paypal account has been set up for bradfordwembleyflag.hot mail.com.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can contact Mr Slaven by email at mrkiffer@hotmail.co.uk.

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