The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF) – which was set up after Albion fan Robert Eaton died during the 9/11 terror attacks in New York – has given £3,750 to the foundation, in recognition of the help it has received from Crystal Palace followers.
With the help of Eagles supporters, REMF has raised more than £125,000 for junior football clubs and other good causes. Each year a challenge match takes place between fans of Palace and Brighton to help boost the charity’s coffers.
Last week, the Albion Supporters XI beat their Palace counterparts 1-0 at Lewes FC’s Dripping Pan ground, with the night raising more than £4,000 for the fund.
Friday’s game saw the largest ever contingent travel down from South London, including two former professionals, Palace match day mascot Pete the Eagle, the Crystal Girls and the team from Holmesdale Radio, who broadcast live from the fundraiser.
And as a thank you for the continued support of Crystal Palace supporters, the REMF committee decided to hand over almost £4,000 to the CPFC Foundation.
Tony Langridge, REMF chairman, said: “We cannot thank Crystal Palace and their supporters enough for the help and support they have given us over the years – but hopefully this will go some way to showing how much we appreciate it.
“The REMF would not be possible without them and all those who have helped and donated to the REMF are a credit to Crystal Palace.”
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