Joy for Foxes as Premier League trophy visits Leicester 

10733806_759278744120081_7139943876720787629_oClare Atkinson

Leicester had hold of the Premier League trophy yesterday – but unfortunately they were just borrowing it for a charity event.

Barclays bank on Humberstone Gate had the trophy on display to raise money for the LCFC Foxes Foundation on Thursday, October 23.

Alan Birchenall MBE, former player and club ambassador said: “It’s brilliant to have the Premier League trophy but I would like it to be here permanently having won it.”

There was an opportunity to have your photo with the trophy and former Leicester City players Mr Birchenall and Steve Walsh, alongside club mascot Filbert the Fox.

Mr Walsh said: “It’s good to do things in the community.

“Since I have finished playing I do a lot with the club.”

The silverware was in the bank from 10.30am to 4.30pm with the two ex-professionals making an appearance between 2pm and 3pm.

There were raffle tickets for sale with the chance to win a Season Ticket for the rest of the campaign or a shirt signed by the players.

The event also featured Indian food available to buy and the chance to get a henna tattoo.

Fulks Rahman, who spent three months organising the event, said: “It took a long time to put this together but it has been a great day.”

Barclays will match the funds raised on the day to double the money that will go to the foundation.

The charities the foundation support, include Leicester Hospitals Charity, Leicestershire Autistic Society, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Leicester & Rutland Branch and the Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People.

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