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    Weʼve raised £59,895 to the Bernie Ross Medical Fund

    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 16th July 2017

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    Most people will know or have heard of Bernie Ross, the former UEFA Head of Production. Bernie is one of the most forward-thinking sports executives in the industry and has been responsible for some of the biggest sporting events in the world, like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Euro 2016, along with many more events over the last 11 years. I worked with Bernie on the UEFA Champions League when Sky held the rights and I can say that Bernie was always someone who wanted to keep innovating in Sport.
     
    Life sometimes takes some horrible paths and it certainly has for Bernie and his family. During the summer of 2016 and throughout the autumn, Bernie started to feel very unwell, but didn't really know what was wrong thinking it was a stomach problem, unfortunately Bernie didn’t recognise how bad his illness was and it got progressively worse just before leaving UEFA to join Discovery Networks. Bernie never did start that job at Discovery Networks instead after an investigation for a possible stomach complaint and after a lot of misdiagnoses, they discovered that he was suffering from a bi-polar mixed affective disorder.
     
    Bernie's life and his family's life have been seriously impacted by this terrible mental health illness and Bernie is now permanently in hospital where they're treating his condition with medication. Bernie is not well enough for people to see him, but I know that his situation has put considerable stress on his family and has left them in a very difficult financial position.
     
    I like to think that our industry is amazing at supporting each other and I would like to ask all of you to help support Bernie and his family to get through this traumatic period in their life. If you could give what you can to the Bernie Ross fund to help Bernie get the medical treatment he needs.
     
    Please send your letters of support to 60 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE

    All donations raised will go to Bernie’s medical treatment.

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    • Darren Long5 years ago
      Darren Long

      Darren Long

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all again for your amazing support, please don't forget you can still support Bernie by going to https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/BernieRoss and bidding on some auction items that Nick Morgan from the Premier League and Phil Ventre from Ross have organised. Many thanks Darren

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    • Darren Long5 years ago
      Darren Long

      Darren Long

      5 years ago

      Good morning its the last day of the just giving page and I want to say for the last time a massive thank you to the amazing community that’s made this happen. The work is not over with Bernie so can I ask that people contact him after this fund has finished and support him through this difficult time. Bernie’s wife and support network have seen some real change recently and that’s in part because of all your messages. If people are intrested in the auction site we have just had a signed Real Madrid shirt donated which will be on there soon.

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    • Darren Long5 years ago
      Darren Long

      Darren Long

      5 years ago

      Good morning everyone and we’re into the last two days of the Just Giving fund for Bernie Ross and as I keep saying you’ve all been so supportive. I was talking to Nick Morgan at the Premier League last night and what I take away from this fundraising is how we all look after each other when things get hard and for me that means a lot, we can all be at different companies competing, but when it comes to a person or a company in trouble we pull together. Don’t forget the auction which runs for 7 more days https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/BernieRoss

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    • Darren Long5 years ago
      Darren Long

      Darren Long

      5 years ago

      Good morning as I mentioned yesterday Nick Morgan from the Premier League has very kindly put some Spurs signed items and tickets up for auction (https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/BernieRoss), could I ask that as many people as possible promote this auction site so we can raise as much money as possible. Many thanks. Darren. https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/BernieRoss

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    Supporters

    331

    • Richard Ayers

      Richard Ayers

      Jul 16, 2017

    • James Whitebread

      James Whitebread

      Jul 16, 2017

      Bernie enjoyed very much working with you on two occasions. Wishing you and your family all the very bestJames

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2017

      Well done

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2017

      Wishing Bernie and his family all the best!

    • Stephen Carter

      Stephen Carter

      Jul 16, 2017

      Great guy, cruel news, thoughts and prayers from the Carter household with him and his family.

      £100.00

    • Nick Craggs, SVP adidas Brand Western Europe

      Nick Craggs, SVP adidas Brand Western Europe

      Jul 15, 2017

      Wanting my friend Bernie to recover and be the best person he can possibly be again.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 15, 2017

      £50.00

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    Please support Bernie and his family to overcome this mental illness.

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