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Hibs Star Lewis Stevenson Donates £40,000 Testimonial Money to Cardiac Risk Charity

Hibs Star Lewis Stevenson Donates £40,000 Testimonial Money to Cardiac Risk Charity

Hibs defender Lewis Stevenson has proved himself to be one of the nicest men in Scottish football by donating £40,000 of his testimonial money to a charity working to prevent sudden cardiac death.

The 30-year-old is a one-club man and celebrated his testimonial season with the Hibees back in the 2016/17 season, with a friendly match against Sunderland and a series of events, including a testimonial dinner.

In 2014, Hibernian Academy player David Paul sadly passed away from at the age of 18, having suffered from ischaemic heart disease, a disease characterised by a reduced blood supply to the heart. David’s sister Jenni had passed away in similar circumstances in 2008, aged 16.

The tragedy obviously struck a chord with Stevenson, who has now donated a whopping chunk of his proceeds to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), and he’s seen presenting the cheque to David’s father in the main image above.

The Leith club’s longest serving player has also made donations to various other charities in the Edinburgh area while a further sum was given to the Bradley Lowery Foundation set up in memory of the six-year-old Sunderland fan who died from a rare cancer.

If he wasn’t one of your favourite players, he surely is now?

Take a bow, Lewis. Take a bow.

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