May 27, 2022
Paddy Miller was a borough player during his time.

Paddy Miller, a lifelong supporter of Leeds United, first came to the attention of Chicago Town Pizza when he compared the image of a food offering in York City to his frozen pizza.

Chicago Town responded, and after a brief exchange and a blasphemous request for some free pizza, Miller was challenged to get 20,000 likes on a tweet.

The 32-year-old quickly surpassed the target with the support of Leeds fans on Twitter and the help of the club’s digital media manager Craig Wilson, who retweeted his request from Leeds United’s official account to its 860,000 followers. ۔ .

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In the final count, Miller’s tweet had more than 28,000 likes and 1,300 retweets.

Chicago Township was pleased to have a one-year supply of pizza, but Miller, through the Leeds United Sports Trust, sent it to the city’s food bank for free.

“It was a bit of fun at first, but then the legs were born,” Miller said.

“I didn’t really do anything, just a few funny tweets. They agreed to donate pizza so I made a chat with the trust, Chicago Town and Boost Drinks who came forward to donate. I leave it to the trust to make sure it is distributed in the right places.

Paddy Miller, right, celebrates with Brian Hughes as Borough seals NCEL Premier title

“I’m happy to go to the food banks for all of them. Being from Leeds and still living in the city, I’d love to go to the community for that.”

Miller, the commercial manager of McLaren Financial Services, first attended a game on Eland Road in 1996 and had a season ticket for eight years before embarking on his own football career.

He started playing for the Yorkshire Amateurs and then enchanted with Farsley Celtic, Tedcaster Albion before joining Borough.

A Food Bank spokesman said: “We would like to thank Paddy and Chicago Town for this wonderful donation. Pizza will be a great addition to the food parcels we distribute throughout the city. I have grown exponentially and it goes a long way in helping our clients. “

The Leeds United Sports Trust says the club will give Miller’s generosity a special gift for his efforts.

A spokesman said: “It was a really selfless job for Paddy to donate more than 1,000 pizzas which he won as a condition and with a little bit of fun.”

“The donation makes a huge difference to Leeds families and will be a gift to many who are struggling with the rising cost of living. The club has come forward and as a sign. But Paddy has been awarded a signed shirt and two tickets to a future game. For his kindness – as well as a free membership to the Lifetime Sports Trust. Leeds fans don’t hesitate to surprise us.

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