Leeds United fans have chance to make donations in memory of Duncan Revie, son of The Don

Duncan Revie at the unveiling of his father's statue at Elland Road in 2012.
Duncan Revie at the unveiling of his father's statue at Elland Road in 2012.
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Leeds United fans are being urged to dig deep and honour the memory of a much-missed member of the club’s football family.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, legendary United manager Don Revie’s son Duncan died last week at the age of 62 following a brief illness.

Now Duncan’s loved ones have set up a Just Giving page with the aim of raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

The online page also includes a message of thanks from the Revie family to the “amazing physician” who treated him.

It says: “Duncan was a big man with an even bigger presence and touched a vast amount of people around the world during his life, so it would be appreciated if more lives can be touched and affected through the donations you make in his passing.

“Duncan was treated at the [London-based] Sarah Cannon Institute by an amazing physician who Duncan loved and respected, Dr Tobi Arkenau, and the family would like to take this chance to thank him for his hard work and dedication.”

Duncan was well known across the sporting world through his firm Soccerex, which stages large-scale conferences giving people in football the chance to network and socialise.

The Just Giving page has been set up on behalf of his widow Rita by Philip Gegan, general manager at Soccerex.

It has already attracted combined donations of more than £3,000 from dozens of people, including Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor.

A message from an anonymous donor says: “Our deepest sympathy to Rita and family. So sadly missed but for us will never be forgotten.”

To donate, visit the www.justgiving.com/fundraising/duncanrevie page.

A minute’s applause in Duncan’s memory was held before United’s game against Barnsley at the weekend.

David Rispin.

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