Football club raises cash for Sheffield hospital in the name of seven year old Luke

Help for ward M3
Help for ward M3

A junior football club have raised more than £3,700 in support of one of their players who is receiving treatment for leukaemia in Sheffield.

Goole Town Tigers JFC held a day of fundraising including a sponsored fun run, junior charity matches and a parents versus managers match.

The event raised £3,750 for Ward M3 at The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, where seven-year-old Luke Lamming is receiving treatment.

Tracey Baxter, Goole Town Tigers JFC secretary, said: “I was overwhelmed by the response and it made me so proud to be part of the junior club.

“Goole United donated a framed picture of Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge, Goole AFC signed a football and Liverpool FC donated a signed football shirt and a shirt with Luke’s name on it, so it was a real community event.

“It’s definitely made us think that together as a club we can collectively do a lot more to help.”

The money will be donated to The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make It Better appeal, which aims to raise £10 million regionally to transform The Children’s Hospital by 2016.

David Vernon-Edwards, director of The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are so grateful to the club for supporting The Children’s Hospital Charity, so we can Make It Better for children like Luke.

“We can only continue the work we do thanks to supporters like Goole Town Tigers JFC and their generous teams.”