BRADFORD City have announced their official charity partners for this season.

The three causes - Cancer Support Yorkshire, Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE) and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - were selected by a panel after a host of applications were received.

The Bantams will also continue its proud partnerships with the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

On top of official partnerships with these organisations, City will also be supporting Samaritans, the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, Salvation Army and the Bradford City Community Foundation.

Each charity will be highlighted at a forthcoming home clash this season.

These matches will allow the organisations to raise funds and awareness, while hosting other opportunities to expand their charity on a matchday.

The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation will kick off the initiative, partnering the Bantams' clash with Swindon Town - another of Stephen Darby's former sides - on Saturday, October 5.

The next charity to host a home matchday will be Samaritans - on November 2 - against Exeter City.

The scheme continues in December when Salvation Army attend the Newport County clash, before the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust take centre stage for our meeting with Salford City.

The game against Scunthorpe United on January 18 will see Cancer Support Yorkshire in action, with AWARE supporting our fixture against Plymouth Argyle on February 29.

The penultimate charity fixture will be held on March 14 where City will help raise funds to support the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, which was launched following the death of former Leyton Orient manager.

The final day of the 2019/20 season will see the PSBRU take their usual slot in supporting our annual Valley Parade Fire Disaster Memorial fixture, at home to Walsall (April 25).