Football club’s £2k will help with physio

Four north east children who are working with Mike Poole to help regain their fitness after undergoing the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation.  Pictured is  Callum Brown from Seaton Sluice who is still waiting for his surgery.
Four north east children who are working with Mike Poole to help regain their fitness after undergoing the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation. Pictured is Callum Brown from Seaton Sluice who is still waiting for his surgery.

A county football club have donated £2,000 to help a youngster in his efforts to recover from a life-changing operation.

Blyth Spartans were given the money to donate to a local charity by the FA as a reward for reaching the first round of last season’s FA Cup.

The club chose Callum’s Wish to Walk, which was set up to allow Callum Brown, eight, from Seaton Sluice, an operation in America to give him the chance to walk.

Spartans season ticket holder Callum suffers from cerebral palsy and travelled to St Louis Children’s Hospital in January for an operation on his spine, and is currently undergoing intensive rehabilitation to strengthen his leg muscles with the aim of helping him walk unaided with 12 months.

Spartans general manager Ian Evans said: “The board was unanimous in their decision to award the money to Callum’s Wish to Walk. We all hope that the money will go towards help with his rehab.”

Callum’s mum Sharon added: “Callum has become a life long fan and this donation has made his dream of being able to kick a ball around the field closer to becoming a reality.

“This will pay for two solid weeks of intense physio which make him so much stronger.”