Pitshanger Dynamo Race Night in memory of Michael Grundy

“West London based football team, Pitshanger Dynamo, hosted their third annual Race Night on 18th January which aimed to raise money for the club itself and CRY.

The community were shocked and saddened to hear that former player, and the son of the Clubs Honorary President, Michael Grundy passed away in September 2013 during the Budapest Marathon. The club dedicated the evening to Michael and his family, who all put on a brave face to attend the event.

The evening was centred around 6 horse races shown on the big screen with the 100+ guests able to ‘bet’ on each race. The real, fully commentated races provided a great deal of excitement during the night. There was also an opportunity to ‘own’ a horse via auctions, win money through the game ‘heads and tails’ and take part in a fantastic raffle with prizes ranging from a crate of wine to spa vouchers. The club also hosted an auction with an array of A* prizes; a fully signed Manchester City shirt, a personally signed Daniel Sturridge England shirt, F1 signer merchandise and a golf flag signed by Sir Nick Faldo were just a few. The big prize of the night was a framed 40th Anniversary 1966 England shirt signed by the World Cup winning team which went for a bargain prize of £400.

Pitshanger raised record amounts over the course of the evening and having split the money across the 2 causes will be donating £887 to CRY. The family of Michael have been a real benefactor of the support that CRY provide as they come to terms with their loss so the club are proud to support such a great charity. We hope our contribution will go some way to help support the great work CRY do.”

Simon Hearn