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Sunday 2nd April will be a day where you can help so many people at Stourbridge FC. The West Brom Legends - so many of them attending / playing! - will play a team of Stourbridge FC Legends including a 10-15 minute appearance from the legendary Simon Wilkes who will be raising money for the MDS Patients Support Group!
Already confirmed for the Baggies squad are Darren Moore, Bob Taylor, Ian Hamilton, Nigel Quashie, Paul Peschisolido, Daryl Burgess, Geoff Horsfield, Andy Johnson, Dele Adebola, and goalkeepers Brian Jensen and Jonathan Gould, father of Glassboys' keeper Matt!
There will be Bouncy Castles and lots of other sideshows for the youngsters (and the not so youngsters!), whilst after the game in the Glassboys Bar there will be a big party and another fantastic sporting memorabilia auction.
Simon has organised an amazing day. Not only he is fundraising for MDS UK, but also is raising awareness of the need for Bone Marrow Donations.
In his own words:
I was diagnosed with MDS, is a rare form of blood cancer, 3 years ago. My condition has been fairly stable compared to many who have this dreadful condition.
I wanted to raise awareness of how lives could be saved by more people donating stem cells, as a stem cell transplant is in most cases the only cure for the many rare blood cancers around.
I approached Stourbridge FC & Mary Stevens hospice to get involved with the above fantastic charity game. They all agreed it was a superb opportunity for Anthony Nolan charity to attend and recruit potential stem cell donors & raise awareness of blood cancers.
A recruitment team from anthony nolan will be present at this fantastic event from 2.00pm – 4.30pm taking spit samples from potential donors to join the stem cell register.
You will need to be aged 16 – 30, weigh 50kg or more & in good health. Before the spit sample is given on the day, you cant have drunk, eaten, chewed or smoked 20 mins before the sample is given.
Please, please consider being a lifesaver and please donate on my Virgin Money Giving Page to MDS UK Patients Support Group who give superb support for patients & families with this rare disease.
A BIG THANK YOU to Simon Wilkes and all his friends and family for their support!
Their efforts raise public awareness of MDS and our small charity. We need as much help as possible in order to carry on our work of supporting patients and campaigning with them.