Money raised by supporters donated to fund

Money raised by supporters to pay for a fine handed to James Rowe has been donated to a fund set up to support the family of Bradley Tyas, a Spireite who passed away at the age of 23 after being involved in a collision on the A60.

The Spireites boss was fined after celebrating Akwasi Asante’s late winner against Wrexham with some of the players.

A JustGiving page was set up to appeal for donations to pay the fine and a total of £336.37 was raised.

The Spireites boss, who dedicated the win against Wrexham to Bradley, wanted to donate the money to an appeal set up to raise funds for his partner Beth and son Beau. He said: “I would like to thank those who donated for their generosity.

“I am sure that everyone will support the decision to use the money to help Bradley’s family.”

Michael Coward, who set up the JustGiving page, fully supported the club’s decision to donate the money raised.

Explaining the thinking behind the fundraising plan, he said: “It’s nice to be able to raise a bit of money for the Community Trust-funded club.

“To see James Rowe celebrating like a fan at the last-minute winner against Wrexham was a breath of fresh air.

“What started as an alcohol induced joke amongst friends got a bit of traction on Twitter and donations got up to over £300. Let’s hope James’ early success is a sign of things to come at Chesterfield FC.”