Weʼve raised £1,690 to Install and Maintain a Defibrillator at Yardley and District RFC in Michael's Memory and raise money for other good causes
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 10th December 2017
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On Behalf of the Knight Family and YDRFC, we would like to sincerely thank everyone for your donations and fundraising efforts to date, and the RFU for their donation. We now have received the Defibrillator unit from the Community Heartbeat Trust and it will be installed soon at the Rugby Club. Money raised will also allow for the unit to be maintained for at least 10 years. A Special thanks to everyone involved from YDRFC, CVCFC, CHT, RFU.
If you would like to donate to this cause after this page closes please contact Ashley Knight 07772106251.
On the 22nd of September 2015 Michael tragically passed away from a heart attack in his sleep aged 58, as a family we are raising money for the instillation and upkeep of a defibrillator at Yardley and District RFC, in the hope that if it is ever needed we can prevent a family from suffering the same heartache we all endure everyday since losing Michael.
Michael was a lover of sport and started out playing football, as a strong and skillful defender for Clubs such as Coventry City School Boys under Noel Cantwell, Highgate United, Moor Green and Solihull Borough to name a few, Michael was offered a Professional Contract in his Teens but on the advise of his father became an apprentice at Lucas and went on to become a successful Design Engineer playing Football on a Semi Professional basis.
This enabled him to occasionally (when he was suspended) play Rugby with his brother Ronnie for Yardley and district RFC, a sport he also excelled at and once retired from football at 30, went on to become team captain and played well into his 50's. Ronnie and Michael negotiated a deal with their wives that if they played, they had to take all 7 children with them. As a family friendly club endless fun was had and the days for the children would be full of mischief and climbing trees, followed by falling asleep on chairs whilst their dads drank and sang the night away. The first thing Michael would look for at an oppositions clubhouse would be a conker tree, his belief that all rugby clubs should have one. Michael later coached his son's Jack, William and Ashley's Football and Rugby teams.
We are planning events to help raise money which we will keep you updated on through this page. If you would like to help or have any ideas please contact us. We appreciate any donations towards this cause and thank you for reading
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Knight Crowdfunding1 year ago
Our First event will be on the 27th October 2017 at Yardley and District RFC we have organised a floodlit Rugby and Football match with Castle Vale Concords over 35's. We plan to play half a game of football and half a game of Touch Rugby.
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Nov 30, 2017
Great cause for a great club!
Nov 14, 2017
Sorry we could not make the night.Good luck reaching your target. Michael would be very proud, as he always was of his family.Dave & Jeanette White
Oct 30, 2017
Sorry I couldn't be there on Fri guys, see you soon. Dave H
Oct 28, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Sorry couldn't be there tonight hope it was well supported
Oct 27, 2017
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
we are raising funds in memory of Michael Knight who passed away on the 22nd September 2015. This page is ran by Ron, Michaels Brother, Lauren, Ashley, Emily and William, Michael's sons and daughters.