The tournament, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday 3 September) at the Poolfoot Farm training center in Fleetwood Town, will raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.
This independent charity provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with sick children in UK hospitals.
The football tournament was organized by Currys staff members after Wirral employee Dave McFerran needed the charity’s help following the premature birth of his youngest son, baby Stanley .
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Stanley was born on May 14, 2021, just 31 weeks old, and was taken straight to the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital, where he was put on a ventilator.
The McFerran family – Dave, his wife Emily and their three other children, were able to stay close to baby Stanley for five weeks during his care thanks to being able to stay at Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park.
So Dave decided to involve his colleagues at Currys to give back to the service that provided support during their time of need.
Support from colleagues has snowballed across the region who have become involved, with the aim of raising £20,000 by the end of the year.
Dave said: “When Stanley was born prematurely we were worried.
“Instead of being in this cute newborn bubble, we found ourselves facing the prospect of traveling miles to visit her every day.
“Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park made it possible for the whole family to stay close to Stanley, not only to save on travel costs, but also to provide a traumatic experience with beautiful supportive memories, in a home away from home self.
“The relief we felt that day will stay with us forever, knowing that Stanley was just steps away.”
Stanley is now 15 months old and doing well.
Currys Charity Football Day – in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities UK – will start at 3pm and will see plenty of activities taking place, ranging from a football match, a family raffle, live entertainment and a children’s play area.
Admission is free but attendees will be encouraged to donate via collection buckets or via QR code.
To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/team/spekesquad.
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