Hibernian midfielder Lewis Stevenson does his bit for charity

Hibernian’s Lewis Stevenson has donated £40,000 to charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of former Easter Road colleague David Paul.

The charity is one of two dozen to benefit from Stevenson’s testimonial season, which included a friendly against Sunderland.

Paul was a Hibernian youth-team player who died suddenly from heart disease at the age of 18 in 2014, six years after his sister, Jenni, died in similar circumstances aged 16.

Stevenson said on the Hibs official website: “I am pleased to be able to hand over the cheque to CRY in memory of Jenni and David Paul.

“David’s loss was very difficult for us all to deal with at the time – he was a bright and talented young man and we were all affected by his passing.

“Supporters showed great generosity at the testimonial events and they deserve the credit for the donation – without that support it wouldn’t have been possible.

“Hopefully the donation will help CRY with the valuable work they do.”

Gordon Paul, the father of David and Jenni, said: “We are very grateful to Lewis for the generous contribution – it’s overwhelming and a touching tribute to David and Jenni.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to Lewis for his benevolence, which will ensure the continuation of the great work that CRY do to support families like ours.”

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