When senior physiotherapist Rob Walker was diagnosed with cancer in his left foot aged 17, while doing his A-levels, his family received support from CLIC Sargent.
The CLIC Sargent Social Care team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital were able to offer the family a grant to help with the additional transport costs and put Rob in touch with other young people in a similar situation.
Rob underwent two surgeries on his foot to remove the tumour and a course of intensive radiotherapy. By his 18th birthday he was given the all clear and managed to run the London Marathon when he was 22.
Now a healthy 24 year old, Rob has organised a charity football match between Allied Health Professions Suffolk East and West for the second year running.
Last year the East team won 5-3 so Rob and the West team were keen for the rematch and were delighted to win 9-6, Rob even scored two of the goals. Just reward for organising a fantastic day and raising over £340 for CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: “I would like to say a big thank you to both teams for their support in our fight for young people vs cancer and congratulate Rob on his victory!
“Rob’s story is a true inspiration to other young people who may be going through a similar situation.
“Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and the money raised could pay for two families to receive a CLIC Sargent grant of £170, to help stop cancer costs spiralling.