BLYTH Spartans have announced that when they host Hednesford Town on Saturday August 25 they will also be holding a day of fundraising for local youngster Callum Brown.
The eight-year-old lives in Seaton Sluice and suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
He is in the process of trying to raise £50,000 to allow him to have an operation in St Louis, USA which will enable him to walk for the first time in his life.
On Saturday there will be various bucket collections on the turnstiles and in the social club post-match for Callum, and he will also be mascot for Spartans and lead out the side in the first Saturday fixture at Croft Park this season. Blyth Spartans are delighted to be adding their name to the list of people that are supporting Callum and would encourage all of our supporters to help support him, and the team at the game.
Spartans General Manager Ian Evans said: “I knew of Callum, and “Callum’s Wish to Walk”, as he is in the same class at school as my grandaughter.
“When the club were asked to help out, there was no hesitation, I hope our supporters give generously on the day and that Callum enjoys his day out at Croft Park.”
Callum’s mother Sharon added: “We have been overwhelmed with the support we have recieved for Callum so far and we have just hit our target to get the operation but we need to keep the fundraising going to get Callum the rehab he will need after the operation.
“Without the rehab Callum would not be able to achieve his wish to be able to walk independently.
“Spartans are our local team and Callum has always wanted to come to a match and is footy daft, he already asked if he can wear his boots to walk on his frame to lead the team out.”
To find out more about how you can help support Callum’s Wish to Walk you can find their website at http://www.callumswishtowalk.co.uk/