Young cancer patient walks through Wolves' players' tunnel

Wolves’ fan Kenzie-Lei Jones, from Wolverhampton, who is currently being treated for Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, got to walk out through the players' tunnel with football star Lee Hendrie, among others, at the fundraising event.

 

Young cancer patient walks through Wolves' players' tunnel

The event, organised by LCI Rail, raised a fantastic £3,000 for CLIC Sargent and starred some west Midland legends, including Lee Hendrie, Ryan Amoo, Craig Armstrong, and Darren Byfield mixed in with teams from across the railway industry.

Lisa Jones, mum of six-year-old Kenzie-Lei, said: “We’ve had a great time at the stadium as Kenzie really likes football.

"Kenzie was five years old when we were told he had cancer and we met our CLIC Sargent Support Worker Sam just after Kenzie was diagnosed.

“Sam helped me get my head around all the paperwork you wouldn’t even know was involved when you get cancer.”

Great support

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “We have a team of nine CLIC Sargent Cancer Support Workers based in the west Midlands, who last year supported over 500 children and young people with cancer, as well as their families.

“It is thanks to our generous supporters like LCI Rail that we are able to work towards a future where children with cancer can live life to the full.”

LCI Rail’s Emma Wilcox said: “We have really enjoyed putting on this event and raising money for CLIC Sargent.

“We have had great support from our colleagues across the rail network and of course we are really thankful to the ex-pros for giving up their time and taking part in today.”

The football was followed by a dinner at the stadium which included an auction and a live band.

Find out more

To find out how you could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: anna.finnegan@clicsargent.org.uk

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