A mysterious 6-year-old Swindon Town supporter sent a touching letter and 26p to his favorite player, Harry McKirdy, and football fans have raised £4,000 to help the boy get afford to watch a match
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Football fans raised a whopping £4,000 for a six-year-old boy who sent a touching letter and 26p to his favorite player.
“Joe,” a The town of Swindon supporter, sent a letter to Robins praising star Harry McKirdy and sadly reveals that his mother cannot afford to take him to the matches.
A wave of goodwill from the football community came after Swindon shared the letter on Tuesday night in hopes of finding Joe, explaining that they wanted to be contacted but had no return address.
In less than 24 hours, more than 350 fans of clubs including Liverpool and City of Manchester donate up to £50 per person for a JustGiving fundraising page, with supporters hoping he can use the cash to see his lover Second prize inside action.
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The crowdfunding has reached as far as the US, with Scott Allinson posting alongside his £20 donation: “Read the story and feel so bad for the boy.
“Hopefully you’ll find him and he’ll get the chance for a great day at Swindon Town FC. From a Middlesbrough fans in Houston, Texas USA
A 9-year-old Liverpool fan, Niamh Denehan, gave Joe £5 of her pocket money, writing: ‘Hopefully one day you’ll play for your favorite team’.
Lyn Sutherland offered £10 and added: “Hopefully Joe has the best day of his life watching his team play.
“Your mummy has raised you so well, proof that love and affection are what matters.”
Ross Turner, who gave £50, later claimed Joe’s note had melted his heart, going on to say: “It’s times like these that make football so special. What a boy lovely baby.”
The letter in question read: “Mom doesn’t have money to play Swindon because she doesn’t have money for food and has to pay for my dinner at school.
“I love Swindon Town Harry McKirdy. I’ll come someday. Joe Age 6 ½.”
The fundraiser was founded by Mark Bevan and their headline reads: “Swindon Town FC has been contacted by a young boy named Joe who unfortunately does not have the privilege of attending football matches!
“This is where football comes together.
“Let’s all get together and raise funds for Joe and his family to attend a game and let Joe be the mascot of the day giving him an experience of a lifetime!”
Following a kind response to Joe’s letter, Swindon announced that they would be partnering with independent advocacy group Great Western Reds and Swindon Food Collective to set up a food bank donation point at their stadium. – County Ground – and support “a great local charity.”
The fundraiser is not affiliated with the Wiltshire club.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/swindon-fan-letter-harry-mckirdy-26250929 Fans raise £4,000 for the 6-year-old, who sent a love letter and 26p to the favorite player