Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day at Wealdstone FC.
This Saturday (2nd Oct) the Club will be holding a Cerebral Palsy Awareness day to raise money for a young boy who suffers from the condition as well as its main charity, Scope.
Sam Acres is six years old and was born with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which has restricted his physical development and at the moment spends most of his time in a wheelchair. Although he is mentally bright, he suffers with a lack of independence and he requires a new wheelchair to help him live more independently.
Sam is the nephew of James Smith, one of the clubs Sports Therapists and in conjunction with the board of directors of Wealdstone FC Emma Acres (Sam’s mum), we have declared the match against Lowestoft Town, on the 2nd October, a Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.
James said “I would like to thank Wealdstone FC and it’s Board for agreeing to this special day. We hope to raise £5000 towards Sam’s new wheelchair and also for the Scope charity by doing events like this and also sponsored walks and auctions. There will be volunteers from Sam’s family and friends there on the day in Scope t-shirts, handing out leaflets, balloons and stickers. If everyone who attends the game could donate as little as £1 or more we would be very grateful. Sam is a lovely boy, who lives his life as best he can despite his restrictions but he now needs to be able to live more independently and getting this new wheelchair will go a long way towards this”.
It is hoped that Sam will lead the teams out for the match as well as being on the pitch at half time. He loves football and recently attended his first live match at the MK Dons with his dad and James.
To find out more about Sams Fundraising events and Scope please visit: