Donation page set up by Wisbech St Mary FC to help family of U7 player diagnosed with cancer
An online fundraising page has been set up by a football club to support a six-year-old and his family during the tough times they face ahead.
Wisbech St Mary Under-7s manager Ryan Martin and his wife Tanya were told the devastating news last week that one of their sons, Hunter, has been diagnosed with the blood cancer lymphoma.
Hunter has had an operation and is now starting six months of intensive treatment – but that has not stopped the plucky youngster from wanting to kick a ball about.
Hunter and his twin Casey both play in the Sainus U7 team and their older brother Cody plays in the U16s.
The football club wants to help the family in any way it can for the “foreseeable future” so on Sunday started a GoFundMe page which as we went to press had already received a phenomenal £11,000. The club is hoping to raise more money through events that have been organised and are coming up soon.
A Saints spokesman said: “We have been absolutely amazed and inundated by the football family, not only from around this area but from far and wide, since we have put it on our Facebook page.
“The reaction and response and the pledges have been phenomenal. It is at times like this when people come together, forgetting about rivalry and colours. Cancer has no colours.”
The club has organised a prize bingo and auction night on Friday, November 10 from 7.30pm onwards. It has already received donations but still needs more so is asking for individuals and businesses to give prizes.
Also, a coffee and raffle morning has been organised for Saturday, November 4 at Legends on Chapel Road in Wisbech, taking place from 10am until 2pm. The organisers of this event are asking for donations of cakes to be sold, and also any raffle prizes.
If you have any donations for either event phone 07908826208.
All proceeds made from the events will be added to the GoFundMe funds along with all of the gate takings at a forthcoming March Town game.