Wolves Stars Donate Names To Cure Leukaemia

1st August 2016


Playing and coaching staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are supporting Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign this summer. Wolves stars, including captain Danny Batth and goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, have donated £20 to have their names included in the design of Cure Leukaemia’s 10th Anniversary running shirt which will be worn by the charity’s runners in the Great Birmingham Run later this year.

Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign presents an opportunity to those who can’t run the 13.1mile half marathon to still be a part of the Great Birmingham Run on October 16th this year by being included in the shirt’s design.

Wolves have supported Cure Leukaemia in recent years predominantly through the Club Legends Cup football tournament that saw legends of Molineux playing at the LG Arena to raise funds for the charity. Geoff Thomas and Jody Craddock, two of the club’s former players have been touched by leukaemia in the last decade.


To ‘Donate Your Name’ go to www.donateyourname.co.uk


Geoff Thomas is a Patron of Cure Leukaemia and owes his life to the charity’s co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock after he was treated for chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003. Jody Craddock’s son Toby was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012 and thankfully finished his treatment for the disease in 2015. Jody captained the Wolverhampton Wanderers team at the Club Legends Cup in July 2014.
 


 

Geoff Thomas who also played for England, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest said:

 

“This is a really special fundraising idea and I really hope the Wolves fans get behind the ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign. Not everyone wants to run a half marathon but this is a brilliant way to be a part of the team in October without running 13 miles!

 

I owe my life to Professor Craddock and his team so I know how important the funds raised through the ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign will be to patients battling this terrible disease."

All funds raised from the ‘Donate Your Name’ campaign will go towards the £3million project to expand the capacity of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The expansion will double the capacity of the already world renowned Centre allowing more specialist research nurse positions, improved facilities and more patients treated.
 


To ‘Donate Your Name’ go to www.donateyourname.co.uk


 

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