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Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand backs George Verrier fundraising campaign
MANCHESTER United footballer Rio Ferdinand is backing the fundraising campaign in memory of a teenager who died after being hurt in a fight outside a Bromley house party.
The former England international tweeted a link to a JustGiving page which has been set up by George Verrier’s family in the 17-year-old’s memory.
He was fatally injured in a mass brawl in Southborough Road on September 1 and airlifted to an east London hospital where he died the same day.
On the JustGiving page his parents have written: “George's family and friends have first hand experience of the fantastic efforts made by the Air Ambulance crew and we are pleased to offer our support for such a worthwhile cause.”
And the chief executive of London's Air Ambulance, Graham Hodgkin, said: "We are deeply grateful that George’s family and friends are raising money for us under such tragic circumstances in his memory.
"As a charity, we rely on the incredibly generous support from the people of London and additional high profile support from Rio Ferdinand helps spotlight the work we do treating the most critically injured people in our capital city, and the fact we need additional funding to sustain our service.”
Click here to donate to London's Air Ambulance.
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