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Foundation set up in journalist’s memory trains budding reporters

Danny Fullbrook

A charity set up in memory of a former regional press reporter who went on to work for the nationals is training budding sports journalists.

Danny Fullbrook, left, who started out in journalism at the Hull Daily Mail, died in 2012 at the age of 40 after a battle with cancer.

His career took him from the Hull daily to the Birmingham Mail, Daily Star and Sunday Mirror, before he went back to the Daily Star as its chief football writer.

The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation was set up in 2013 to provide opportunities for young people through a number of projects.

Journalism workshops have been run by the charity in partnership with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, based on Danny’s passion for writing and football.

The workshops have been held for around 600 Year 5 and 6 pupils in the Hanwell and Brentford area, which included a lesson in sports writing and a football session with a Trust coach.

And the writers of the five best match reports attended the Brentford v Bolton Wanderers match last month at Griffin Park, where they were presented with trophies.

The winners were also taken on an all-access tour of the ground and given tips on how to be a journalist.

Sylvie Fullbrook, Danny’s mother and trustee of the Fearless Foundation, attended one of the workshops at a school.

She said: “Danny would be absolutely thrilled to see what is happening with money generated in his name and the way it is inspiring young people.

“It is a marvellous project and I can see how much hard-work Brentford have put into it. I was also very proud of the children who were fantastic.”

For more information about the foundation, click here.

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  • May 11, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Such a tragic loss but some good coming of it. Well done the family.

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