Spireites fans raise record matchday amount for Air Ambulance and St John

Generous Spireites fans have shown their support for the Air Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance by raising a total of £3,700, to be split between the two organisations.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 12:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 12:45 pm
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Fans who attended Chesterfield’s game against Notts County at the Proact were encouraged to donate money and they responded superbly.

The collection came about as a result of the incident which took place during Chesterfield’s recent home fixture against Lincoln City. An elderly male season ticket holder required life-saving treatment and the match was halted to allow an air ambulance to land on the pitch and take him to a hospital in Derby.

Chesterfield chief executive Michael Dunford said: “We are delighted to have raised a significant amount of money for two vitally important organisations.

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“I am told that it is a record amount for a matchday collection organised by the club and I would like to thank all those who contributed, together with the volunteers who gave up their time to collect the money.”

Representatives from both organisations will attend Chesterfield’s game against Newport on Monday to receive the money.