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Macmillan collection on Saturday

13 December 2013

Macmillan Cancer Support collection ahead of the Walsall game

There will be a collection in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Shrewsbury Town's home game against Walsall on Saturday.

Money raised will go towards people affected by cancer in Shropshire.

"One in three people are currently affected with cancer and by 2020 that will rise to one in two," said Helen Knight, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire.

"It is our aim that no-one should face cancer alone, and it is days like Saturday that will ensure our work continues to support people, financially and emotionally.   

"We are delighted that two Shrewsbury families that understand why we raise money will be joining us at the game.

"The England family will be coming along with their sons Elijah, aged eight, and five-year-old Issac. Elijah was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle in May 2012. After a year of hospital treatment, both in Birmingham and Shrewsbury, Elijah is now in remission.

"The Macmillan Nurse at Shrewsbury has been a great support to the England family at such a difficult time. 
 
"We also have Keyan Jones, aged 12, and his two sisters, Mya and Tya, nine and six. Keyan was found to have a brain tumour in September 2012, and was treated at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

"Keyan underwent surgery and many weeks of Chemo and radiotherapy. In May 2013, Keyan was given the all clear.

"The Jones family know only too well how Macmillan can support people when they are most vulnerable. Keyan is a football fanatic and will be delighted to be part of this local derby in his home town of Shrewsbury.

"We will be raising awareness of cancer and our charity and we continue to raise money to be able to support local families like the Englands and the Jones’s.

"We thank you all for your generosity, especially at this time of year, but we can assure you that the money will be well spent."
 
 

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