Young Goole footballers raise £3,700

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Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A junior football team in Goole has raised thousands of pounds to support one of its young stars, who is currently receiving leukaemia treatment.

Goole Town Tigers JFC have collected £3,750 for the Make It Better initiative at Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital, where seven-year-old Luke Lamming is receiving treatment.

This campaign hopes to collect £10 million locally to upgrade the hospital by 2016.

The Tigers’ fundraising efforts have included a fun run, auction and charity games including a managers against parents match.

Goole United provided a framed photograph of England striker Daniel Sturridge, whose Liverpool club supplied not only a jersey displaying Luke’s name, but a signed shirt too. Goole AFC donated a signed football.

Tigers secretary Tracey Baxter said she had been overwhelmed by the response, adding that she was so proud to be part of the club.

The Children’s Hospital Charity director David Vernon-Edwards said it was very grateful to the Tigers for supporting the campaign.

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Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014 by The News Editor

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