Prolific St Albans fundraiser welcomed as guest of honour to Wembley Stadium in thanks

PUBLISHED: 11:03 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:03 31 May 2017

St Albans fundraiser Phill Coates was a guest of honour at Wembley Stadium

St Albans fundraiser Phill Coates was a guest of honour at Wembley Stadium


St Albans City FC community manager was made guest of honour at the League final after a series of tremendous charitable feats.

Phill Coates’ fundraising campaigns for Prostate Cancer UK did not go unnoticed as the charity, in partnership with the EFL, made Phill their guest of honour for the League One play off final on May 20. He was invited onto the pitch before the game and offered VIP hospitality.

Phill, who lived with prostate cancer until his prostatectomy in 2014, will be cycling from London to Amsterdam, June 9-11, along with fellow SACFC supporters and players. Previous challenges have seen him raise £12,000 for the charity, as well as last week’s SACFC quiz night, which raised an impressive £1,700.

PR from Prostate Cancer UK, Ellie Ulright, said: “Phill and everyone at St Albans have done so much for the charity so it seemed an easy choice to put him forward for one of the GoH spots, to recognise the fantastic work he’s done.”

Phill said the experience was “brilliant”.

To donate to Phill’s bike ride, click here.

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