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Closed 01/05/2021

raised of £500 target by 225 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,195 to Support the tremendous work of Whiston Hospital Intensive Care Unit and Widnes grass roots rugby, in memory of our friend, James Brian Gill.

    Funded on Saturday, 1st May 2021

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    Coming Together Whilst Staying Apart

    I’m sure everyone associated with Widnes RUFC was both shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news about Brian Gill’s sudden passing. He received tremendous care at Whiston Hospital Intensive Care Unit and Brian's family would like donations in his memory to support the work of the ICU. They have been overwhelmed with how the community has pulled together, everyone has been so kind. As a result of the generosity of donations received to date, they have decided they would also like to support grass roots rugby within Widnes, specifically the Wids and Halton Hornets, both clubs that Brian was a part of. They think he would really like that.

    Brian's obituary can be viewed on the Wids website:

    At such a sad time, we would normally come together to provide support for each other and support for Bri’s family. Unfortunately, this is not possible at the present time. We can still show our support and solidarity from afar though by completing a ‘5k for Bri’ Challenge. This simply involves running/walking/cycling 5km. Then send a photograph (together with location) before/during/after your challenge to . These photos will be collated as a record of this effort in memory of Brian.

    Finally, if you feel able, please make a donation of £5, or any other sum, to support Whiston Hospital ICU and Widnes grass roots rugby. You will be asked to make a suggested additional donation of 15%. You can click the pull-down arrow on the right of the box and amend as you wish.

    Thank you!



    • Martin Griffiths9 months ago
      Martin Griffiths

      Martin Griffiths

      9 months ago

      Thursday 4th March. Our enormously successful 5k Challenge and JustGiving appeal will be closing shortly. Over 200 supporters have donated, raising an incredible £5500 to date. We will close the page next Tuesday, 9th March. Thank you to everyone for your magnificent support.

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    • Martin Griffiths9 months ago
      Martin Griffiths

      Martin Griffiths

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We have now passed the £5000 milestone. This is fantastic. Thank you for your support.

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    • Martin Griffiths10 months ago
      Martin Griffiths

      Martin Griffiths

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Update #2. Well, you are all fantastic. Yesterday we passed the £3000 mark. Mike Gill sent this messsage on behalf of his family: "We're amazed by all of the kind donations and know dad would be thrilled to be helping the clubs that not only was he part of and us lads but the next generation of Gill lads too. We are really pleased the money will make a big difference in our community". And the 5k photos are starting to come through. They can be viewed at:

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/16/2021 13.42



    • Michael bowles

      Michael bowles

      Mar 16, 2021


    • Paddy Nulty

      Paddy Nulty

      Mar 13, 2021

      Great to see everyone pulling together in Brian's memory.


    • Ryan Organ

      Ryan Organ

      Mar 12, 2021

      Rest easy Mr Gill.


    • Ray Galloway

      Ray Galloway

      Mar 11, 2021

      In memory of one of our best Martin, and to support those who supported him in his last days.

    • Anonymous


      Mar 9, 2021


    • Paul Jackson

      Paul Jackson

      Mar 9, 2021

      RIP Brian, top man,cycled 5k from from penketh to widnes with the kids,love to all the gill s xx


    • Chris Bibby

      Chris Bibby

      Mar 9, 2021

      God Bless Bri.🏉🏌️‍♀️


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