Fundraising efforts for former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Arron Jameson, who found out his son had cancer on the eve of his third birthday in July, have topped the £5,000 mark.
The Owls have rallied around the 31-year-old, who came through the ranks at Hillsborough and played for the South Yorkshire side between 2008 and 2014, to raise money for the hospital providing his son Jude Mellon-Jameson’s treatment.
Jude is currently undergoing chemotherapy on the Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital which is providing his treatment.
“When my career started at 15, I wanted to join a club with a family feel, where I would be nurtured and looked after,” Arron told Sheffield Wednesday’s official Club website. “I made the right choice with Sheffield Wednesday and spent ten years developing as a player and a young man.
“Fast forward seven years after leaving and the club has rallied to support my family when we need it the most. The Wednesday family has once again shown why I made that choice at 15. From myself and my wonderful family, thank you.”
The Owls are supporting former goalkeeper Arron Jameson and his family at this immensely difficult time.— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 17, 2021
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Sheffield Wednesday shared the story across their social media channels and website, which prompted donations and raffle entries from across the globe.
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the specialised nerve cells, which are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. It accounts for 6% of childhood cancer cases in the UK, with around 95 children diagnosed each year.