Over £70K raised in support of Carl Ikeme

11th August 2017


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:

  • Over 1000 donations for a special shirt that will be produced with names included in the design
  • 10% of gate receipts and programme sales from the Middlesbrough match
  • Proceeds from the printing of goalkeeping shirts with 'Ikeme 1’ 
  • The amazing efforts of Wolves fans Steve Plant and Martin Danks (with Steve Plant’s second event due to take place on September 2nd)
  • Donations to Carl Ikeme’s campaign page: HERE
  • Ticket sales from Wednesfield FC fundraiser
  • Other fans that our fundraising in support of Carl including youngster Louis Johnson
  • Finally, a record-breaking bucket collection total from the Middlesbrough match totalling a staggering £7921.34 – A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this possible on the day and every person who donated so generously.

WATCH: Carl Ikeme thanks fans

 

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.”


For further information email wolves@cureleukaemia.co.uk


 

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