Under-18s raise money for youngster's life-changing treatment
31st August 2016
Swansea City's Under-18 squad are helping to raise money for five-year-old Nell Connick, who needs urgent treatment to tackle a life-changing tumour.
The young squad purchased a Swans shirt and ball which are now signed by the squad along with the Swans first-team.
Both items will be auctioned to the highest bidder with money raised from the donations going towards helping Nell, who could be permanently paralysed if the tumour growing on her spinal cord is not treated.
The specialist proton beam treatment for Nell's condition is not available on the NHS, with treatment in Europe costing around £150,000.
"We heard about Nell's condition and the lads wanted to do something to pitch in and help," said under-18s coach Chris Llewellyn.
"The team paid for a shirt and ball out of their own money and got the first team to sign the shirt for people to bid for.
"We hope people donate for the prizes and the money raised can go towards getting Nell the treatment she needs."
Anyone wanting to place a bid can tweet Chris Llewellyn via @CLlewellyn19.
Donations for Nell can also me made directly via herJust Giving page