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Paul Birch Trust Collections On Saturday

Villa and West Brom may be big rivals on the pitch but former players of both clubs are joining forces on Saturday to raise money for the Paul Birch Trust.

Members of both former players’ associations have volunteered to help with collections all around Villa Park for our former midfielder, who is battling cancer.

Among the ex-Villa men with collection tins will be Charlie Aitken, Gordon Cowans, Des Bremner, Kenny Swain and Garry Thompson who, of course, also played for the Baggies.

In all, 19 ex-players will be situated at various points around the stadium, each accompanied by members of the Aston Villa Supporters Trust.

'It’s terrific to have the club and its former players working in tandem for such a great cause,” says Villa’s FPA chairman Neil Rioch. “To have the opposition's former players also offering their support demonstrates the mutual respect players have for each other.'

The Paul Birch Trust would like to thank Advek, the club’s official print partners, for providing free printing for the collection tins.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 8 2009

Time: 3:43PM

Your Comments

With spinky and BIRCHY, alan mac........... there the boys who gona do us fine (we should do him fine and dig deep in our pockets to a help a past servent of ours all the best birchy son)
B6_COMPANY
What a fantastic idea, i`ll throw a tenner in and so should all of us ( i mean we`ll spend ten times that on the beer !! )
ASPINALL
No complaints from me on this one. Aka was a true Villan in his day. Not blessed with exceptional talent, but guaranteed to give his 100% to the claret and blue cause, whenever and wherever.
glensider
How is Aka anyway, do we have an update on his condition? May I add that I do so hope that those collecting make themselves more evident, than did those who were supposedly also 'out in force' for that Acorns collection earlier in the season. We put ourselves out, if thats the right term, to actually search for the collectors in an attempt to donate, but they were nowhere to be found. Not a complaint, just an observation. That Acorns collection was mishandled very badly.
glensider
 

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