Robert Snodgrass has set up a charity auction page in aid of the young Hammer’s cancer treatment.
Brave little Isla has undergone intensive treatment in the UK and is currently in Spain receiving groundbreaking chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
Snoddy and Mark Noble visited Isla and her family in Barcelona before Christmas and such was the impact it made on Snoddy he has since amassed a large collection of signed items from football clubs and players all over the UK, as well as a range of other unique lots, including luxury holidays and nights out.
These have all now been put up for sale via an online auction, with all proceeds going to Isla’s Fight and the four-year-old’s future treatment costs.
The midfielder said: “The reason why I have done it is so the family and Isla know that they’re not alone and that we’re here to help. t’s meant a lot to me ever since I heard the story.
“A young kid needs us as much as possible, and this auction page is something I’ve been trying to do for six or seven weeks, working with the club to try and get the best solution.
“I now just want to get the page out there and raise awareness for what the family has been through, and create awareness for cancer, because you can never stop doing that.
“The money will all go to the family because the treatment is ongoing and they’re trying to get the best result for her by getting the cancer clear, which hopefully can be the case.”
And after meeting the four year old Snoddy said: “It was very emotional. That day, we just sat there listening to the story and what they’ve had to go through.
“I think that, if I can give one per cent extra and try and make it a little easier for them, even though I doubt that will happen because they just want their daughter to be OK.
ClaretandHugh says: It’s been clear for a very long time the emotional impact Islas’s plight has made on Hammer Snoddy and it comes as no surprise that he should make this brilliant gesture. Those who know the man well have revealed that he truly is a selfless individual keen to ensure that he does the right thing for those in difficult circumstances. It’s impossible to imagine how Isla’s parents have felt as the little girl has battled through months of treatment. No child deserves that and that a footballer from the club the family support should go so far out of his way to try to help is a wonderful testimony to the man’s character because quite simply nd in some respects is a reminder of how former Hammer Jermaine Defoe took little Bradley Lowery to his heart during the lad’s fight against the same disease.. We hope Snoddy’s auction raises thousands and becomes a key element in Isla’s full recovery. Cancer has no colours.