We have donated two tickets to this weekend’s Euro 2016 warm-up football match between England and Turkey to a teenager battling cancer.
The tickets to the international fixture, taking place at the City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday evening, were made available to the teenager, currently in remission, and his father through Darren Evans’ close association with Children with Cancer UK, its 2016 charity of the year.
We have supported Children with Cancer UK since 2013, beginning by donating a collection of Wembley Stadium tickets to the charity’s annual fundraiser ball. In previous years, additional tickets to highly-sought fixtures at Wembley Stadium have been auctioned off to the highest bidder, while corporate tickets for high-profile sporting fixtures have been donated to those directly affected by cancer.
Darren Evans, Managing Director said: “We are pleased to have been able to provide a young cancer survivor with two tickets for this weekend’s England game. We are proud to support Children with Cancer UK in its efforts to help families and children through difficult times and also give some light and happiness directly to people facing truly difficult and challenging circumstances.”
Almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Dedicated to the fight against all forms of children’s cancer, Children with Cancer UK has raised an astonishing £150 million since it was founded in 1988.