A TEENAGER has now raised more than £11,000 for the Bradford Burns Unit through her Bradford City-inspired online fundraising.

Georgia Thornton, 14, was a regular at Bantams matches at Valley Parade, pre-pandemic, selling claret and amber-coloured ribbons in aid of the unit.

She has raised £11,615 for the burns unit by selling the ribbons since November 2017. This included £2,907 from this year's appeal.

Georgia, who lives in Morecambe but is a City season ticket holder, added to her over all total by auctioning off a series of Bantams, or more general football, memorabilia for the cause.

Bradford City donated a home shirt and ball signed by this year's first-team squad to the cause.


Her parents, Scott and Caroline Thornton, said they are proud of their daughter and would like to thank the Bantams for their help with this year’s fundraising.

People can contact her via her Bradford City Ribbons' Twitter or and Facebook accounts, if they would like to order a number of her claret and amber ribbons, priced £1 per ribbon plus 85p postage, for a special occasion such as a funeral.

The Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) at the University of Bradford was founded by Professor David Sharpe following the fire disaster at Valley Parade on May 11, 1985 where 56 people died and 258 were injured.