The Ducks used their Twitter account @SLAquaFC on Monday to praise the weekend donation of a live-saving defibrillator to Northern Counties East League Division One side East Yorkshire Carnegie.
The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation was set up by the family and friends of the late Shaw Lane defender to fund the purchase of defibrillators for clubs and heart screening for players in the wake of his sad passing on September 12 2016 aged 24 after collapsing on the pitch during an Integro League Cup clash at Brighouse Town.
When the Ducks met Mansfield Town in the first round proper of the proper of the Emirates FA Cup, millions of fans watching on BT Sport saw the foundation's logo adorn the front of their kit as the EVO-STIK League Premier Division club paid tribute to Daniel and publicised the mission of the charity set up in his name to stop other players dying from undetected heart conditions.
League loss: The late Dan Wilkinson
Since the start of the 2017-18 season and the inaugural Daniel Wilkinson Memorial Trophy match between the Ducks and Brighouse in August, the EVO-STIK League’s clubs have been backing the charity’s efforts with adverts and flyers in all Integro League Cup programmes.
In an interview in October, his proud parents Gillian and Barry Wilkinson said more than £40,000 has been raised for the charity's work as they prepared to attend the biggest game in the club's short history and see their son's former teammates remember him. Shaw Lane chairman Craig Wood is a trustee of the foundation.
Find out more about The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation via the charity's social media channels and website:
Email contact@ thedanielwilkinsonfoundation.org
To donate, visit: mydonate.bt.com/charities/thedanielwilkinsonfoundation.
Mission: The latest poster advertising the foundation's aims
* The managerless Ducks beat Handsworth Parramore 3-1 in the second round of the Sheffield Senior Cup at Sheerien Park on Monday night a day after Craig Elliott stepped down to take the helm at Boston United. Doug O'Connor, captain Ryan Qualter and senior player Neil Austin took the helm as a caretaking trio as the club launched the hunt for a successor to Elliott who secured three promotions in four years from the NCEL to the EVO-STIK League's top flight.
Images courtesy of @SLAquaFC/Twitter
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