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Sponsored Onesie Run At Doncaster Rovers

21 March 2014

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There will be a sponsored onesie run at Doncaster Rovers in aid of Liam’s Warriors Charity Trust at the Sheffield Wednesday fixture.

Liam’s Story

Liam was the bravest, strongest and most inspirational young man you could wish to meet. He was kind hearted, thoughtful and always polite with a dry sense of humour and always making people laugh! One of his biggest loves was football and Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

On 9th March 2012 Liam and his family’s world collapsed. Liam was diagnosed with Rhandomyosarcoma, a malignant form of cancer which causes tumours in the soft tissue and muscles.

After being diagnosed Liam had a number of operations and underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments to try and beat his illness. Although he fought bravely to the end, Liam finally succumbed to his illness and died on 30th May 2013, 2 days after his 12th birthday.

Knowing that Liam was a huge Doncaster Rovers fan, Bluebell Wood arranged for Rob Jones to make a surprise visit to visit Liam on the 3rd May 2013 with the League One trophy.  Liam was so amazed by this that he held onto the trophy  for the entire time he and Rob chatted!

This visit brought a huge smile to his face and made him forget the pain that he was in – even if it was only for a short period of time.

Joanne Hobson, Liam’s mum said: “We are so grateful to Bluebell Wood for arranging this visit and even more so that Rob took the time out from his busy schedule to come and spent it with Liam, making a dream come true as well as creating some special memories for us.”

Liam’s friends wanted to do something in Liam’s Memory, and came up with a The sponsored Onesie Run.  

So, again with the help of Bluebell Wood, Doncaster Rovers have made another wish come true to create another memory for “Liam Warriors”

Please show your full support at the Sheffield Wednesday fixture for Liam's Warriors. 

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy. However long their life journey together, we give families the gift of time with their children to laugh, love and create unforgettable memories.

They are here to share splashes and giggles in our hydrotherapy spa, to play in our garden and to chat at 3am for parents who just need to talk.  Most importantly, we’re here to support families during the hardest times they will ever have to face.

For the families we care for, our help can make a lifetime of difference.  You can make sure we’re here for every family that needs us by supporting us today. It costs over £3 million a year to provide these services to families in this region, and we receive less than 5% statutory funding.  Without people like you, we simply couldn’t help as many children as we do.

Pictured above: Liam was a Doncaster Rovers mascot last year as Doncaster Rovers played Brentford at Keepmoat Stadium.

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