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Fun Day Fundraising for a Great Cause

23 June 2014

Mum Sarah gets on her bike after tragedy

Everyone at Oxford United was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Fid Carter, whose son Jack plays for the club’s under 12s.

Fid suffered a cardiac arrest at the under 12’s end of season paintballing event and despite the best efforts of the medical team he died a week later. Our thoughts are with his family.

Sarah Rudd’s son plays for the same Under 12 side and she is determined to help raise money for the cardiac unit who tried so hard to save Fid’s life. Sarah will be cycling 200 miles over four days to help the Carter family, and has offered to ride the last 30 at the Oxford United Fun Day on August 3rd

Sarah told us:

“Fid’s death was a tragedy. It should have been a great day out for the squad, celebrating a successful season, but instead it was horrific. Fid’s wife Kath has been so brave and all of the other parents wanted to do something to help show our support for her and her family.  Maybe it will help us all try and make sense out of what happened . 

“I will be riding 200 miles, 40 miles each day and on the last day will ride to the training ground and do the last 30 miles on an exercise bike at the Fun Day. It would mean a lot to all of us if fans could donate.”

Fid was treated at the Cardiac Unit of Reading Hospital who will benefit from all funds raised. Sarah will be at the Oxford United Fun Day which takes place at the Training Ground on Sunday August 3rd.

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