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Former Town players in charity challenge

17 September 2013

Aiston and Tretton raise money for Isaac

Former Shrewsbury Town favourites Sam Aiston and Andrew Tretton have signed up for charity challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Sam is a close family friend of Shrewsbury couple Gareth and Sonya Jones whose beloved young son, Isaac, tragically passed away on September 4.

Isaac was only 15 months old when his battle with Germ Cell Cancer began. His initial response to his first set of treatment and surgery was encouraging but, sadly, at 22 months old this dreadful disease returned.

Isaac's fight and determination was amazing and the support received by the family has been incredible. 

To raise money for Cancer Research UK, a number of fund raising challenges will take place over the next few weeks.

Sam, a flying winger for Town in the club's Gay Meadow days, is taking part in the Tough Mudder Challege on October 5.

This is a 20km obstacle course through mud which has been designed by British Special Forces to challenge even the fittest.

Sam is part of a team also featuring Gareth Jones, Isaac's dad, plus his uncles Dave, Rob and Mark Jones, and Gavyn Czepukojc.

Two more family friends, Chris Turner and Joe Williams, will also take part.

The event is being held in support for Help for Heroes and each team member has already personally contributed their entrance fee to this charity which means all donations received will go to Cancer Research UK. 

Andrew Tretton, captain of Town when they staged the Great Escape at Exeter in 2000, was also keen to raise money for the charity once he heard all about little Isaac from Sam.

Andrew, now a commercial sales executive at the Greenhous Meadow, will be competing in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 20, a half marathon. 

Cancer is devasting to anyone, let alone someone so young as Isaac, so the aim is to try and hope others do not have to go through what Isaac and his family have by raising as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK.

Isaac's mum Sonya, along with family and friends, will be climbing Snowdon on September 21, cycling the 14 mile route around Lake Vyrnwy and then canoeing down the River Severn from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury - all in one day! 

There are three easy ways to donate.

You can text ISAA50 £5 to 70070 (please feel free to change the donation amount)

You can also donate in person to a member of Team Isaac.

Andrew Tretton has also set up a just giving page on behalf of Cancer Research UK at

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