On 5th March 2016, County head off to play Tamworth away. I read this article from one of my students at UCFB, and immediately had affinity. Not least in that it’s a Stockport County match; but as the undertones of the message below echo what we as County fans stand for “the scarf my father wore!”; and with my own family members having faced the ubiquitous dreaded ‘C’.
At this game there will be charitable fundraisers. They are not affiliated to Tamworth or supporters but are simply pursuing a dream. Please do dig deep and give them a warm welcome to show, as I know, our fans are the best!
Organiser, Daniel Getliff, comments:
“I will be running in the 2016 London marathon for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, I will be doing this in memory of my Grandad. I’ve played football for nearly 16 years now at various levels, I study it at university, I coach it to young kids all over the world. All because of this man, he started it all off. He used to take me to games as a kid and pretty much introduced me to the sport but sadly never actually got the chance to see me play. This, with your help, is my way of saying thank you to him while at the same time raising money for an amazing charity in the hope of one day beating cancer so that others can have more amazing experiences with the influential people in their lives.
Just 1% of adults who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive 10 years after their diagnosis. Unfortunately for my grandad by the time he was diagnosed it was too late. This horrifying statistic needs to change!! And with the donations I receive hopefully one day, soon, it will!!”
If you are not going to the match – donations can be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/Daniel-Getliff/