Leicester City Football Club have given the King Richard III Appeal a spectacular boost with a donation of £100,000.
With just days to go until the reburial of King Richard III, money is still being donated by the people of Leicester. The appeal has already been highlighted to the City crowd at matches and there has been strong support from fans.
Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The discovery of King Richard III’s remains and the forthcoming reburial are events of enormous cultural and historical significance for Britain, made possible by the remarkable people of Leicester. It is a passionate community that frequently unites to support great causes – causes that bring great pride to the city and strengthen the bond between its people.
“As proud representatives of the city of Leicester, I am honoured to make this donation on behalf of Leicester City Football Club and our supporters.”
The Dean of Leicester said “I am delighted that this opportunity will further deepen the relationship between Leicester Cathedral and the Foxes, who are already members of our corporate membership scheme. This support will take the relationship to an entirely new level and enable us to rebury King Richard III with dignity and honour for the city and entire nation, something I know the Foxes fans have supported from the start.”
The King Richard Appeal has now raised £2.3m with just under £250k still needed. If you would like to make a donation, you can go to http://don8.to/leic001 or contact 0116 261 5344.
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