Devils fan pays it forwards

Devils fan pays it forwards

Posted on 17 January 2013

Devils fan pays it forwards

The Cardiff Devils are this week offering our gratitude to one of our extremely loyal fans, Margaret Pearce.

Margaret has supported the Devils for years at home and on the road and can always be seen supporting our off-ice events and fundraisers.

This past week however, this well-known lady has taken things up a considerable notch and we are thrilled and amazed by her generosity.

Margaret sponsors 5 jerseys on the equipment grid this season. Joe Myers’ home jersey, and the Road jerseys of Adam Harding, Mark & Kenton Smith and Chris Blight (pictured, above).

In an amazing example of generosity, this long-term Red Army member has donated them all back to the Club to raise money for a good cause.

And thanks to another very committed Devils fan, a perfect cause has been found. Brent Pope, Head of the DCF, says,

“Mike Ackland (Devils ‘Shirt off his back’ draw driving force) and I had been in discussions about how best to utilise these jerseys for the benefit of raising monies for the Junior Devils and in fairness it was Mike’s suggestion to help the Under 18’s with their current fundraising efforts.

Paul Ragan and I both agreed that it would be a good cause that the monies raised went to support the U18’s fund raising for their French Tournament in March. Our U18’s have been a credit to the club and are currently competing for the U18’s South Division 1 Championship. We are glad to be able to support their experience Internationally and look forward to their continued hard work, commitment and performance.”

So now, as a result of Margaret’s incredible generosity, these 5 jerseys, all game-worn this season, will be auctioned in the bar following the Devils home game against Nottingham Panthers on 27th Jan.

Fans will have the opportunity to pick up a jersey they may have seen as lost, and all monies from the auction of these 5 will go directly to the U18’s team in their bid to get to France.

Pope continued:

“We are extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of Margaret Pearce for donating these Sponsored 2012/13 Set 1 jerseys back to the club.

Margaret is a special lady and she is continually doing the right thing by our Club as a whole, and always has our best interests at heart. We can’t thank her enough!”

For any further information on the auction or how you can help the U18’s reach their goal, please contact Brent Pope on 029 20 382001 or on brent.pope@cardiffdevils.com