Footballing physios raise funds for CLIC Sargent

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.

Footballing physios raise funds for 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.

Thank You

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.

Find out more

To find out how you can help to support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or