The 30th Anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster occurs on May 11th. 2015. Fifty-six supporters lost their lives in the fire, of whom two were supporters of Lincoln City, Bradford City’s opponents in 1985. 258 other supporters were injured on that day, many with serious burns.
The official Commemoration will take the customary forms, with a service of civic remembrance in Centenary Square, Bradford, on Monday May 11th. A minute’s silence will be observed at Bradford City’s ground, Valley Parade, before the last home game of the regular season, versus Barnsley on Saturday April 25th. 2015. A bucket collection will be taken on behalf of the University of Bradford Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PBSRU) at the same game. The annual Memorial Football Tournament for young people will be held in Bradford on Easter weekend, April 5-6th. and other memorial events and activities are planned, leading up to May 2015 and beyond.
It is recognised that many individuals and groups around the country and further afield will wish to join in the Commemoration of the tragic events of May 11th 1985, and this participation is welcomed by Bradford City FC and its supporters. The Football Association, the Football League and the Premier League are inviting clubs to observe a minute’s silence before all games played in the four English leagues on the weekend of April 25th 2015. They are also inviting clubs and their supporters to consider appropriate ways of fundraising for the PSBRU.
CTWD will be joining in with the commemoration and contributing to the fundraising – more nearer the time.