Derby day sees a strip swap to support Callum

A football fan crossed over to his side’s arch rivals to raise money for a Northumberland youngster.

Avid Sunderland supporter Ashley Scott, from Seaton Delaval, decided to swap strips on derby day and was sponsored to support Newcastle United.

Ashley raised an amazing amount and we are so grateful.

Callum’s mum Sharon Brown

The daring challenge, alongside a raffle and an auction for a signed Malcolm Macdonald shirt, raised £1,140 for cerebral palsy sufferer Callum Brown, who is raising money for physiotherapy following surgery on his legs.

Callum’s mum Sharon said: “Ashley raised an amazing amount and we are so grateful.

“Callum has his SATs at school in the next few weeks so we have had to cut back on the therapy for a few weeks, which is proving tough.

“He has managed to walk half a mile independently but is having issues with his feet so might need foot surgery in the future.

“He is growing so fast, he is 5ft 3ins and only ten, which makes things even tougher for him as he stiffens each time he has a growth spurt.”

The family is continuing to fundraise to pay for further physiotherapy. The next event is at the Blyth Spartans’ club house on July 11.

Visit www.justgiving.com/wishtowalktherapy to support Callum.