Cumbrian rugby league has united in a bid to help a young player who has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.
A crowdfunder has been launched in aid of Walney Central Under 12’s player Harley Anderson, and professional and amateur clubs across the county have added their support.
A modest target of £500 was launched and is now close to the £7,000 mark.
As part of their fundraising efforts, the under 12s will all be walking on December 4 from Ulverston to Walney.
En-route they will call in at local clubs Ulverston, Dalton, Barrow Island, Roose, Hindpool and Barrow Raiders, before finishing at Walney Central.
On their JustGiving page, the club wrote: “As you will all understand this is a difficult time for Harley and his parents Kayleigh, Dan his brother and sister Cameron and Georgia.
“As a club, we want to help contribute to the costs of travelling and staying with Harley through his treatment and we hope you, our extended rugby league family, will be able to help us in our efforts.
“Please help and ease some financial pressure at this worrying time for the family. No matter how small a donation every little helps.”
All three professional clubs in the county, Barrow, Whitehaven and Workington have pushed the fundraiser as well as amateur clubs across west and South Cumbria.