Written by Robert Sutherland

 

 

Brighton based charity the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund has kindly doanted £5,000 to a team local to Crystal Palace.

Sutton Eagles are the beneficiaries of the donation from REMF, with the money going specifically to children with special needs in Sutton and the surrounding areas.

Palace have been supporting the fund - set up in the wake of the death of Seagulls fan Robert in the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago - for over a decade.

Fans from both clubs meet each other annually for a charity match at Lewes' Dirpping Pan stadium, with brighton currently leading the series 9-5.

"This donation also recognises the contribution from Crystal Palace fans supporting the REMF, making sure the money we raise also goes back to their community, as well as The Albion's," said REMF in a statement on their site.

"Without them, REMF wouldn't be as successful as it is today."

Since the fund was set up in 2011 it has raised more than £150,000 for charities in Sussex, Africa and America as well as Croydon. Amazing to see two rivals coming together to do so much good.

 

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