Cobblers join fundraiser for former defender Lee Collins
Ex-Town captain died at the age of 32 earlier this year
Cobblers have joined forces with seven other clubs to launch a Crowdfunder UK in support of Lee Collins family following his tragic death earlier this year.
Collins played for the Cobblers between February 2013 and May 2015 and was club captain at Yeovil Town when his death was announced on April 1.
The former defender was brought to Northampton by Aidy Boothroyd and played for the team that reached the 2013 play-off final at Wembley, making 86 appearances in claret and white.
He also played for Shrewsbury, Barnsley, Port Vale, Wolves, Mansfield and Forest Green, and all of his former clubs are coming together to raise funds for Lee's family and mental health charities.
A Northampton club statement said: "The former clubs of Lee Collins have launched a Crowdfunder UK campaign to support the family of Lee following his tragic passing in April.
"This is an appeal that Northampton Town, in partnership with all of Lee's former clubs, are happy to support to raise funds for Collins’ partner and young children and mental health charities, with 10 per cent of the donations given to Young Minds.
"Described as the ‘glue’ of the club at his most recent club Yeovil, Collins also wore the captain’s armband at the Cobblers, Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers and played for teams across the EFL and National League including Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale, Barnsley, and Shrewsbury Town.
"Admired by all he played with at Yeovil and beyond, Collins set standards both on and off the pitch and will be remembered for his competitive attitude as well as his kind and caring nature.
"Supporters who wish to make a donation can do so here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/in-memory-of-lee-collins."