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Palace legend Mark Bright appointed Palace for Life Patron

Ex-Palace striker and now Crystal Palace legend has been appointed a Palace for Life Patron.

This news follows the appointment of Made in South London creator Ben Bailey Smith as a patron a few weeks ago. Mark is selected as the eighth member, joining comedian Eddie Izzard, broadcast journalist Susanna Reid, Palace legend Andy Johnson, former Labour Shadow Cabinet Member Chuka Umunna, Palace shareholder Stephen Browett and Croydon North MP Steve Reed as Honorary Patrons of the Palace for Life Foundation, the official charity of Crystal Palace F.C.

Speaking of his appointment, Mark said:

“I’m delighted to become a patron of our amazing Palace For Life Foundation. As someone who’s been involved in sport all my life, I know the power of sport and how important it can be in life.

Our staff deliver sport to help change lives to over 14,000 young south Londoners every year, and it’s an honour for me to lend my support to the Foundation and work with them closely on projects that matter so much to young people in our area.”

Since cementing himself as a Palace legend between 1986 and 1992, and earning the Crystal Palace Player of the Year in 1990, Bright has been a dedicated supporter of the Palace for Life Foundation and has taken part in every Marathon March to date, helping fellow Palace fans raise money and cross the finish line of a 26.2-mile walk across London. He now plays an integral part at the club as Head of Under 23 Development and Loans Manager.

Palace for Life Foundation Chair, Ed Warner, welcomed the former Palace star:

“I’m so pleased to welcome Crystal Palace F.C. club legend Mark Bright to become an Honorary Patron of Palace for Life Foundation.  Mark has been a champion of Palace for Life and Palace for several years, showing support to the Foundation and the work delivered in the local community in multiple ways. He has already done so much to support the Foundation and I know he will be an excellent addition to our team of Patrons.”

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