A group of intrepid cyclists visited the Keepmoat Stadium as part of a charity bike ride to raise money for CLIC Sargent in support of 10-year-old cancer patient Amber.
The group – who call themselves Amber’s MAMILS – visited all the professional football clubs in South Yorkshire plus Maltby Main, Hallam FC and Sheffield FC before crossing into Derbyshire to visit Chesterfield FC. They arrived at the home of sport in Doncaster on Friday morning.
Amber is living with a brain tumour and has faced years of surgery and chemotherapy. When Amber was 8 months old, an MRI showed a golf ball sized tumour was in the middle of her brain. Connected to vital structures the doctors couldn't fully remove it. She underwent a 9-hour operation to investigate it.
Over the years, the tumour has continued to grow despite many hours of surgery and chemotherapy. Throughout all this, a constant positive influence has been the support of CLIC Sargent, who have offered the family reassuring hands to hold and healing hugs throughout the process.
Club Doncaster donated £100 to Amber’s MAMILS charity bike ride.
Steve Chu, one of Ambers MAMILs, said: “It was a marathon effort to ride 200 miles in two days in all weathers, but it was worth it to raise funds for a fantastic cause.
“The support we received along the way was amazing, and none better than the reception and generous donation we received from Club Doncaster.”
Mark Hughesman, marketing manager at Club Doncaster, added “Amber is an inspiration to us all in the way she has battled this awful tumour.
“We were extremely humbled to play a just small part in this campaign by the group and delighted to be able to offer a donation to their fundraising.”
Following the completion of their first charity ride on Friday, they group then took on another mammoth challenge on Saturday cycling a 100-mile circuit around the hills of Sheffield.
If you would like to donate to Amber’s MAMILs please visit their Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AmberMamils