At the home friendly against Leicester City FC, supporter Nick Rogers held a bucket collection in aid of Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust, a good cause close to his heart.
Speaking before the game, Nick said “I’m sponsoring the match ball in memory of my dad, Alan Rogers. It was his birthday today and he died just over 11 years ago of Pleural Mesothelioma – a pernicious lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
“Today should be about doing something positive, so I’m grateful to the club for allowing me to do a bucket collection”.
We’d like to congratulate Nick on raising a whopping £386 from the collection, including the club donating the match ball fee back into the funds which was a lovely gesture.
We’ll leave the final words to Nick himself:
My heartfelt thanks go to all the generous Brakes and Foxes fans who donated to my bucket collection in aid of Meso UK, as well as Leamington FC who donated the match ball fee.
I ended the night with a broad, happy smile. It was particularly poignant to meet several people directly affected.
Update Sunday 28th July:
Thanks to the VPs for the extra £1.70 found in a bucket in the “VP Lounge” – it’s been passed on to the charity, and I’ve had the following thanks from MesoUK:
What a fantastic night you must have had and how very generous everyone was to support you, I am so happy you came away with a happy smile on your face and feeling really great.
That is an amazing amount and thank you so much for thinking of us, we really do appreciate your support …
We have received your payment thank you very much and I will be sending a letter of acknowledgment and thanks out to you today.
With very best wishes
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust
Telephone: 0116 2583290
Please also consider supporting John Glendinning’s Predict the League initative for a similarly good cause – more info here.