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City fans thanked for raising PS100s for air crash victim.

Byline: David Owens Reporter david.owens@walesonline.co.uk

THE mother of one of the victims of the Shoreham air crash has written to a group of Cardiff City fans thanking them after they raised hundreds of pounds in memory of her son.

The mum of Jacob Schilt, one of two footballers who died after the devastating crash on the A27 in August, has written to the Cardiff City Supporters Trust expressing her gratitude for their support.

Jacob, along with Matt Grimstone, were on their way to play for Worthing United when the Hawker Hunter jet crashed. They were among 11 people killed.

Cardiff City fans raised hundreds of pounds on coaches during an away trip to the Bluebirds' game at Brighton on October 3, where Matt worked as a groundsman.

The Supporters Trust made a donation of PS350 to the REMF (Robert Eaton Memorial Fund), a charity set up by Brighton FC to support and develop children's and youth football across the globe.

Jacob had done a lot of work to support the REMF and it was his family's wish that any money raised be donated to the fund.

Jacob's mother Caroline, who was born and raised in Llandaff in Cardiff, said: "The football community is amazing and has given us so much support and comfort at this terrible time. I have very fond memories of growing up in Cardiff and my mother was a staunch Cardiff City fan.

"Indeed, it is from my mother that Jacob inherited his love of football. She taught PE originally and taught the boys football at the Cathedral School and did some coaching at Llandaff City Church of Wales School."

Thanking the fans for their support, Caroline added: "It is heartening to know that so many people care so deeply."

Tim Hartley, Cardiff City Supporters Trust chairman, said: "The Trust would also like to thank everyone who helped raise the money for Jacob's charity and who showed once again our friendship through football."David Owens "

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