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Wycombe Wanderers shirt donated to help five-year-old cancer patient

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A group of football fans from Aylesbury have come together to help a five-year-old boy from Swansea who is fighting cancer.

The footy fanatics, who play for the charity team Green Machine, featured in a fundraising game at the Aylesbury Vale Academy on February 19 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer, in aid of Morgan’s Army.

Morgan, five, is fighting a rare form of cancer after being diagnosed several years ago.

In a spirited 11-a-side encounter, the Greens took on Berryfields at the secondary school and defeated their counterparts 7-3.

Over £600 was raised for the charity, along with several football shirts.

Hayden Brown, who works as a PE teacher at a special needs school, said: “We saw Morgan’s story online and we thought we should do something for him and his family.

“We’ve done the match and we are trying to get a football shirt from each of the 92 teams across the Football League to give to Morgan. This is to show solidarity between all clubs that we can beat this disease.”

The donated shirts included Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton, Portsmouth, and Peterborough United.

Incredibly, after Hayden had explained his aim with the shirts to a member of the public at Adams Park, a Wanderers fan overheard the conversation and bought the kit for the cause.

The tops will be turned into a blanket for Morgan with the signed shirts being framed.

Morgan is a Swansea City fan.

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