Since Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia the club, fans and entire football community have united in support for the Nigerian International. Wolves and many of the fans have worked closely with Cure Leukaemia over the last month organising a number of fundraising initiatives leading up to and during the opening day win against Middlesbrough at Molineux.
Carl Ikeme, who has begun his treatment for blood cancer, has been overwhelmed by the support shown and was pleased to announce that, to date, over £70,000 has been raised for Cure Leukaemia
Along with private donations the funds have been raised through:
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If you would like to make an additional donation, please visit Carl's JustGiving page HERE
Every penny raised will go towards Cure Leukaemia’s £1m appeal to expand the globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The Centre, which will see it’s capacity doubled by the end of 2017, will not only immediately help save more lives but also hasten global progress towards eradicating all forms of blood cancer within 25 years. For more information click HERE.
James McLaughlin, Cure Leukaemia’s CEO said:
“This is a truly remarkable fundraising total which will continue to rise. It emphasises the unbelievable generosity and warmth that has been shown by the football community towards Carl ever since he was diagnosed.
Leading the way have been the fans and staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers who have channelled their energy into fundraising over the last month.
On behalf of everyone associated with Cure Leukaemia I would like to thank every single person who has helped achieve this figure, your generosity is overwhelming and I am sure it will give Carl an enormous boost for what lies ahead.”
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Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017