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Jen raises £600 for Ginger Ninja's chosen charity!

Jen Bellamy went the extra mile to back Harrison Reed!

1 January 2019

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A national charity has praised the club and its supporters after one fan went the extra mile to show her support for Harrison Reed.

Season ticket holder Jen Bellamy has raised £600 for Nerve Tumours UK after launching the Ginger Ninja Appreciation Society Fundraiser in honour of the new fans favourite.

Jen created unique pin badges, which went on sale to supporters, with all proceeds going to the Rovers midfielder's chosen charity.

Karen Cockburn, Charity Director of Nerve Tumours UK, said: "We always love to hear about new fundraisers on behalf of the charity, but rarely do we get to hear about such high-profile clubs and their fans getting involved!

"Every day, a child is born with nerve tumours or neurofibromatosis and there are over 26,000 people diagnosed with the condition in the UK. It can affect anyone - any ethnicity, class or gender. In addition to the physical impact of nerve tumours, many people experience social and economic disadvantages. It is a particularly isolating condition because it is often met with prejudice and bullying.

"Therefore we are absolutely delighted and hugely grateful to be supported by Harrison Reed, Blackburn Rovers Football Club and the fans of the club, and we wish them all every success for the remainder of the season."

Reed, who is on a season-long loan at Ewood Park from Southampton, added: "Jen has been great. I've had a lot of contact with her on Twitter and I think she's raised £600 for a fantastic cause, so great credit to her.

"She gave me the chance to pick a charity and it's been unbelievable to raise those funds. It was great to meet her the other week and I'll be wearing my badge at today's game!"

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