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Blues players back Dean's Journey and local hospitals charity

Big-hearted Blues players have made a significant donation to Dean's Journey and the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.

The First Team squad have pooled together their fines money and internal pledges to support these important causes.

The players have given £3,000 to assist Dean Prentice, a coach in the Women's Regional Talent Club, who is battling cancer, in backing the '10 for 10 challenge'.

And £2,000 has been donated to the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, which helps staff, patients and families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.

Lee Camp, speaking on behalf of the Blues squad, said: "These are very difficult times for a lot of people.

"Dean has showed tremendous courage to face what he has been through and is still going through and the lads want him to know we are with him all the way.

"And the University Hospitals Charity does such great work in helping all those affected in our local region by the current pandemic."

The Club came together to invite everyone to join Dean's Journey over the past ten days.

The first of a series of fundraising challenges was to complete the journey from St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium to all the 91 football grounds in the league and Wembley - a distance of 9,575 miles.

Each participant donated £10 to Dean's cause and had to complete 10 miles through either cycling, walking or running.

Once they completed the 10 miles they nominated a further five people to complete the challenge.

The JustGiving page that has been set up to help Dean can be found here.

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