Owls midfielder Kieran Lee has donated his match-worn shirt from last weekend’s 2-2 clash against Bournemouth to help raise money for national charity, The Lullaby Trust.
Supporter Graham Butler is running the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday and is raising money for a charity close to his heart and to honour the memory of his friend’s son.
On the 18 June 2009 one of Graham’s oldest school friends Greg Bedford and his wife Jackie gave life to new son, Kai Brandon Bedford. Sadly, on 5 September, Kai passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Graham’s fundraising efforts will go to The Lullaby Trust, a charity that provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep.
Graham said: “I attended Kai’s funeral and that day will remain in my life forever. Never have I been to a funeral where a father has had to carry a coffin in his own arms, sobbing and crying all the way to the front.
“The pain they have gone through cannot be comprehended and I want to put my body through the pain of the marathon, in memory of gorgeous, handsome little Kai.”
As well as running the marathon, Kieran Lee’s match-worn shirt, in which he scored the first goal of the game, is available on a charity auction on Ebay to bid for. The auction ends on Friday 24 April at 11:44am.
To donate you can text KAIB66 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 or visit his JustTEXTGiving website.
All proceeds will go to The Lullaby Trust.