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Fundraising effort comes to the Auckland Derby

Fundraising effort comes to the Auckland Derby

A call has gone out in a fundraising effort for north-east lad, Antony Weegram who, at just 34-years-old, has, in 2009, been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Following five, yes FIVE rounds of treatment, over a nine year period, Antony and his family, fiancé Helen and daughters Scarlett (10) and Sofia (6) were rocked at the start of 2019 when, following a number of symptoms, Antony was told that not only had the tumour grown, but was very aggressive and had increased in grading to a high grade cancerous tumour.

This Wednesday night, at Heritage Park, Auckland unites to try help Antony and his family towards the £30k target he requires for treatment, something he has recently just begun at the Budwig Cancer Centre, Malaga, Spain.

Pushed by close family friend, Darryl Hall, himself an amateur footballer-turned-boxer who has turned out for many a north-east side, he’s turned to his footballing family to help.

Bishop Auckland and West Auckland are delighted that we will be holding a bucket collection at the Auckland Derby this week.

“Antony is a really good friend, a genuine, down-to-earth lad and that’s why I wanted to do something,” began Darryl.

“I’ve been mates with his brother for some time and in turn known Antony for the past five-six years now.

“With this though, he can’t get treatment in the UK so has had to go to Spain for it; I’ve not wanted to ask questions so I’ve just been doing what I can to help.

“His brother lives in Spain so I know he’s got someone with him and he’s started treatment but we’re really unsure how long things will take with it all.”

A spokesperson for BAFC added: “We are pleased to help such a good cause and we were only too willing to grant West Auckland’s request to have a collection at our upcoming derby match.

“Arrangements have been made through West Auckland for them to do the collection on match day at Heritage Park as we normally have our own collections but not this Wednesday, so we ask for everyone to contribute whatever they can.”

Volunteers will be present at Heritage Park throughout the Auckland Derby so please, give generously, or if you prefer to do online, then click on the JUSTGIVING LINK

Also visit the WEBSITE for further information.



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