The Bluebirds are set to host a charity night to raise funds for Harley Anderson, the young son of one of our stewarding supervisors, after he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.
It was at the end of October when Harley was taken ill, and he was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary by ambulance before then being transferred to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
A keen rugby player, Harley plays for Barrow Raiders’ Under-12s and his family are all regulars at The Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium, while his father Simon also works at the Football Club on matchdays.
A Just Giving page has now been set-up to help contribute towards the costs of travelling and accommodation for the family during Harley’s period of treatment in Manchester and we’re joining the appeal for donations.
To help further, we’ll be holding a charity night in The Cross Bar following the home game against Stevenage in February and we’re also donating a signed shirt to show our support.
“It’s shocking news for the whole family but we wanted to rally round and help in the best way we could,” explained Bluebirds’ Operations Manager, Alisha Henry.
“Hopefully we can help direct a few more donations to the Just Giving page to help relieve some of the financial burden so that the family can fully concentrate their efforts on Harley and giving him the support he needs.
“We’ll have more details on the charity night in the New Year but right now we just wanted to show our support for Simon, Harley and the whole of the family during what must be an extremely difficult and worrying time.”