Good evening everyone!
Despite the disappointment of yesterday’s game, and the “questionable” (to say the least) refereeing, our love for our club and everyone associated with it always shines through when anything happens to anyone in the Farsley family.
I am saddened to share this news with you all, but our U14 team manager, James (Jim) McDonald, suffered a stroke last Tuesday and is currently receiving care at LGI.
My personal experiences with the times I have met Jim have always been very positive, he always stops for a chat and a catch up on club activities and has always been a really nice guy to talk to.
James has been involved with Farsley Celtic since 2016 and has been managing the U14 team for seven years with much success. Prior to coaching, James has been a keen supporter of the club since his youth, attending whenever possible, as long as his beloved Leeds United aren’t at home!!
The amazing staff who work on Ward 21 at LGI are helping James and his family at this difficult time and they would like to thank them by raising money for the unit to buy a piece of equipment called a ‘Sara Stedy’ which assists patients and gives them the independence to move throughout the ward.
LGI only have one on the ward, which is shared by over a dozen patients.
So to try and support this amazing work, the have set up a fundraiser on the link here to raise money to provide another ‘Sara Stedy’ for the ward, they and us would be grateful for any donations anyone is able to make!
Everyone at the club- as well as myself – wish Jim and his family all the very best, we will be here in anyway we can be, as we always look after our own!
Our thoughts are with you.
Paul Barthorpe