Under-18s rally to support local girl
Swansea City’s Under-18 squad have rallied to help raise money for a Swansea Valley youngster who needs urgent treatment to tackle a life changing tumour.
The young Swans this week donated their fine money to purchase a Swans shirt and ball. Both are signed by the players with the Swans first-team also putting their signatures to the front of the shirt.
Both items will be auctioned to the highest bidder with money raised from the donations going towards helping five-year-old Nell Connick, who could be permanently paralysed if the tumour growing on her spinal cord is not treated.
The specialist proton beam treatment for Nell’s condition is not available on the NHS, with treatment in Europe costing around £150,000.
“We heard about Nell’s condition and the lads wanted to do something to pitch in and help,” said under-18s coach Chris Llewellyn.
“The team paid for a shirt and ball out of their fine money and got the first team to sign the shirt last weekend for people to bid for.
“We hope people donate for the prizes and the money raised can go towards getting Nell the treatment she needs.”
Fans wanting to place a bid can tweet Chris Llewellyn @CLlewellyn19.
Donations for Nell can also me made directly via her Just Giving page >>> https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NellConnicksnightmare