Generous football fans donated £245 to charity to help a father say thank you for the care given to his poorly son.
Godfrey Haire and a team of colleagues from Cubitt & West estate agents collected the money for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital at Crawley Town’s match versus Doncaster Rovers on February 10. Godfrey’s five-year-old son, Henry, was treated at the hospital for a rare condition called Posterior Urethral Valves, which affects one in 8,000 boys. The condition blocks the urethra, making it difficult for the boy to pass urine. Determined to show his gratitude for the care given to his son, Godfrey has raised £22,000 through a number of physical challenges and, while the Reds may have been battered 5-0, his fundraising team left the Checkatrade.com Stadium happy with the fans’ donation. For his next challenge, Godfrey will be taking part in the two-day Prudential RideLondon festival in August. To donate to his cause, log on to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bikeandrun