Sheffield 6’s under 12’s hosted a charity match, raising funds to help make a terminally ill boy’s last few months full of joy.
Young Jack Lacey, from Loxley, has an incurable brain tumour and his parents have been given the tragic news that he has between just six months and a year left to live.
On on Sunday 17th March, Sheffield 6’s hosted a charity match between their two U12’s teams at Wisewood Sports Ground to raise funds for Jack Lacey.
Club sponsors UNISON donated £200 and Places for People gave free pitch hire at Wisewood Sports Ground. Additional funds were raised from through the players each making a £5 donation, a raffle and a tuck shop at the match.
Sheffield 6’s right-back Ben Fieldsend and his mother Rachel know the Lacey family through a local nursery. They suggested the club arrange a friendly help support the family.
“Jack’s parents, Wesley and Rebecca, have received the worst news that any parent could ever hear. Hopefully, this match and other fundraising efforts can help the family to make beautiful memories from the time they have left with little Jack, said Rachel.”
Sheffield 6’s manager Andy tingle said:
“It was heart breaking to hear Jack’s diagnosis. When Ben & Rachel asked us to hold a friendly, we felt it’s the least we could do. Our football club is about more than just football. It’s important to help the players learn lessons that apply to broader aspects of life. Helping the Lacey family through this match does that at the same time as helping a really good cause.”
An online Go Fund Me page has already raised £30,000 for the brave little boy, who is due to begin an intensive course of intense radiation and chemotherapy treatment in a bid to shrink his tumour and prolong his life later this month.