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Colts assist Calum in reaching cancer treatment fundraising target

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

CLARKSTON Colts are delighted to announce we have made a significant donation to support a young boy diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

The Colts have provided a £1,000 cash boost to Calum Rae, who was found to be suffering from M high-risk Neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer with a high chance of reoccurrence.

His parents have been raising money to send him to New York to take part in a vaccine trial that could decrease the chances of his illness relapsing. Costing £250,000, the clinical trial involves seven trips in one year to the United States.

The Colts made the donation to support Calum Rae's cancer treatment

Calum has a family connection to the club, with his cousin playing for our 2007s and his grandpa heavily involved in the team.

And we are delighted to say the fundraiser has now hit its target.

Committee member and coach Jack Haugh said: "We're delighted to have been able to play a small part in helping Calum and his family raise the money they need for his treatment.

"All of our thoughts are with him and we're keeping everything crossed for the next stage."

The funds were raised during our end of year Awards Night, held at Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club. Thanks to the generosity of parents, guardians, friends and family, we managed to coin in valuable cash which – after the cost of the hall was paid for – has all been donated to Calum.

The money was raised with the help of generous donation to our Awards Night raffle

This wouldn't have been possible without countless donations from the local community, with prizes including hampers, spa days, and signed footballs.

Jack added: "We'd like to thank everyone who helped us to raise this donation for Calum, be it by buying raffle tickets, football cards, or in any other way.

A huge shout out to 11 SPICES, in Coatbridge, for providing more than £200 of free food for our Awards Night

"A special thanks has to go to every single business and individual who donated to the raffle we held on our Awards Night. There are far too many people to mention, but your generosity can't be forgotten."

To find out more about Calum's fundraiser, visit the JustGiving page.

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