Uncle hosts charity football match to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia - The Solihull Observer

Uncle hosts charity football match to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia

Solihull Editorial 3rd May, 2017   0

A DOTING uncle is hosting a charity football match and fun day this weekend to help raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.

Paul Donlon, Glades FC Chairman has organised the event in honour of his brave 12-year-old nephew Harrison (Harry) Price who is currently battling Philadelphia positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia this Saturday (May 6).

The sell out football competition has already raised £2,000 for the charity will see 24 teams going head to head from 2pm.

Paul said: “We are all so proud of Harry and how he is taking on his battle with leukaemia with such positivity and we all want to do what we can to support him and his family.

“We have had players that have been affected by leukaemia within the club and most people know someone that has been affected directly or indirectly.

“The amount of good wishes and offers of help from both within the club and the wider community have been amazing and it really confirms how kind-hearted people can be.”

From 4.30pm there will be plenty on offer including a bouncy castle, stalls and a football speed cage.

At 7.30pm there will be an auction and raffle draw to raise further funds for Cure Leukaemia with some fantastic items on offer including a signed Birmingham City shirt and Tony Bellew signed gloves.

Harry said: “The support I have had from friends and family since I was diagnosed has been amazing and it really does help when you know there are so many people out there behind you.

“I hope the event is a big success and lots of people come down to support the players because it’s raising funds for a great charity.”

Paul’s brother-in-law Jason Green raised over £4,000 for Cure Leukaemia earlier this year when he took part in a sponsored bike ride in February.

For more or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GladesFC

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