As we travel North to take on Blyth Spartans this weekend, the Northumberland club will also be holding a day of fundraising for local lad Callum Brown. Eight year old Callum lives in Seaton Sluice and suffers from Cerebral Palsy and is in the process of trying to raise £50,000 to allow him to have an operation in St Louis, USA which will enable him to walk for the first time in his life.
On the day there will be various bucket collections on the turnstiles and in the social club post-match for Callum and the man himself will be mascot for Spartans and lead out the side in their first Saturday fixture at Croft Park this season.
Callum’s mother Sharon said “We have been overwhelmed with the support we have recieved for Callum so far and we have just hit our target to get the operation but we need to keep the fundraising going to get Callum the rehab he will need after the operation. Without the rehab Callum would not be able to achieve his wish to be able to walk independently. Spartans are our local team and Callum has always wanted to come to a match and is footy daft he already asked if he can wear his boots to walk on his frame to lead the team out ”
We encourage all travelling supporters to get behind this great cause. If you are not making the long trip north and want to support Callum’s Wish to Walk you can find their website at: http://www.callumswishtowalk.co.uk