Sullivan explained he wasn’t able to help with tickets as the game was sold out but said that if they managed to get two tickets to let him know and he would make a cheque out for the charity for the their cost.
Liam and Mel were delighted at this response as it would be mean another £70 going to the charity.
When they managed to get tickets they contacted Sullivan again and were blown away when he said, he would donate £1,000 to their campaign which stands at £2,200 so far.
In addition, he agreed the charity can do a bucket collection at the match. The charity say they are beyond delighted that the club has embraced their small campaign allowing them to spread the word on awareness and raise some much needed funds for the Charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The campaign has taken the pair on the following road….they followed Cleethorpes to Clipstone. Clipstone won and drew a home draw so we were back there again.
From there we went to Rugby Town, then Brackley Town and then back to Rugby for a replay. The cup draw then took them back to Brackley for two further rounds before moving onto Newport County for a replay against Brackley.
Next they were at Barnet and then back to Newport County for the match against Blackburn Rovers – after a five hour journey and being only one mile from the ground the match was called off because of inclement weather!
They then returned to Newport for the re-arranged fixture before following Blackburn Rovers to Oxford United and from there they followed Blackburn Rovers to their home fixture against West Ham. They followed West Ham to Manchester United and are now following West Ham back at their ground for the replay.
Pancreatic Cancer is the 5th highest cancer killer in the UK. 23 people a day die from it. It can strike anyone at any age. It’s often referred to as the “silent killer” because, usually, by the time a diagnosis is given, it is a terminal diagnosis. Only 4% of pancreatic cancer patients will survive 5 years and only 17% will survive for 1 year. Many patients die within weeks of diagnosis and, despite it being the 5th highest cancer killer in the UK, it only receives c1.5% of the research spend.
Its the little gestures like this that show as fans we are really lucky to have such great Chairmen running our club. Well done Mr Sullivan and good on you