Campaign to give PG a proper send off gets more than ten times its target

Goalie PG and his Bullfrog  teammates celebrate winning the league in June
Goalie PG and his Bullfrog teammates celebrate winning the league in June

A GoFundMe campaign set up to pay the funeral expenses of Motherwell man Paul Gerard Aiton has received more than 10 times its target of £1000.

PG, as he was known, was found dead at a house in Ravenscraig on Sunday, August 5. The 23-year-old Motherwell Thistle and Bullfrog AFC goalkeeper was due to become a dad next year.

Tributes were paid by Motherwell Thistle, Bullfrog AFC and football clubs locally and across Scotland.

Celtic fans held up a banner which read “RIP PG Aiton. Our Holy Goalie” during the match with AEK Athens, while Kieran Tierney wore a black armband with ‘PG’ on it against Hearts.

Tony Cocozza, who set up the GoFund Me campaign, wrote: “A lot of us have lost our friend, family member or team mate. Let’s get together and give him the send off that a man like PG deserves.”

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