Sam is a young boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one. He has been wheelchair dependent virtually ever since. His family ran a campaign last year asking football and general sports fans to donate any unwanted replica football shirts to raise some money towards a new wheelchair.
This time with the support of Wealdstone FC and his family the campaign is being run again to provide further resources he will need to help him live as much an independent life as possible.
“Sam is getting older now and the next few years are vital to his physical development. With funding scarce it is important we get the support we need to help Sam become as independent as possible going into his teenage and adult years” said his uncle James Smith.
“We had some success last year with this, which helped towards a new wheelchair and we are so grateful to all those people who donated shirts and continue to do so, as well as new clubs and fans coming forward to help but we need more people to donate again or for the first time”.
“We’ve had shirts donated from as far as Ireland and also non league clubs like Carshalton, Tring Athletic, Leiston, Dulwich Hamlet, Sutton Coldfield and Willenhall Town so far, plus donations from fans of Premier League teams through to other non league clubs”.
“We’d love other clubs and fans to come forward with old or new shirts of good condition to help our campaign. Sam is a massive football fan and we’d love to see him kick a ball unaided one day” he added.
If you can help please contact James via twitter: @helpforsamemail: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 07956 483370.