BURTON Albion fans are being urged to turn out in their Onesies at Valley Parade on Boxing Day.Bradford’s co-Chairman Mark Lawn is asking fans of both Burton Albion and Bradford City to rock their Onesies in support of his wife.
Mark’s wife, Yvonne, has been ill for some time with cancer and has fought through a series of operations and follow up treatments with amazing strength of character and determination. Sadly Yvonne is terminally ill and apart from pain killers she cannot take any more treatment.
Her remaining time with us and her family is short and she has turned attention to family and her beloved football club (Bradford City) with one of her earliest wishes coming true after their League Two Play-Off victory at Wembley when she took to the track in her wheelchair to salute the fans. This was then underlined with Bradford’s great Cup run last year when she insisted on making the trip to Stamford Bridge despite being in pain.
In the last few months Yvonne has organised family to trips to Disney, Lapland and a Cruise to grab valuable time together and last month organised her own Wake which was attended by friends from football as well as family.
Her last idea was to have fans celebrate Christmas by dressing in Onesies at the game with Burton Albion on Boxing Day. The idea is to get individual sponsorship if you wear a Onesie or simply donate to www.justgiving.com/bcafc.
The official Guinness record for most Onesies in one location is 1,800 in China and it would be great if we could beat that on Boxing Day.
Burton Albion and Bradford City are asking fans to turn up to the boxing day fixture in their Onesies in support of this charity - All proceeds will go to Cancer Research.