Sunderland AFC’s Fabio Borini has donated the shirt he wore for the Capital One Cup Final on Sunday to boost awareness for a charity fundraiser.
The on-loan striker, who scored within the first ten minutes against Manchester City at Wembley, announced on Twitter that he would like to give his shirt to The Anthony Nolan Trust.
Hi rob! @barrowformarrow Erin told me about u & Charlie last yr. Id like to donate my match shirt from yesterday to your cause. ???? good luck!
— fabio borini (@borinifabio29) March 3, 2014
The Anthony Nolan Trust is a charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. They use their register to match donors who are willing to give their blood to people who need lifesaving transplants.
The fundraiser, ‘Barrow For Marrow’ is being run by 16 people from Liverpool. They became involved with the trust after member Robbie Fearns’ son, Charlie was diagnosed with leukaemia twice.
The fundraiser spokesperson, Andrew Coles said: “Robbie’s lad Charlie was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was 3 and fought it twice, before being told in 2012 that the last option for him was a bone marrow transplant.
“Luckily Anthony Nolan found him a perfect match in Germany after failing to find a match for him in the UK.”
On April 12, the ‘Barrow for Marrow’ team aims to push each other over a 34 mile trek in wheelbarrows from The Eithad, Manchester to Anfield, Liverpool.
Coles commented: “We estimate the walk will take around 12 hours and hope to arrive at Anfield in time for kick off.”
The Italian front-man’s shirt will be auctioned off. This gives Sunderland fans a great opportunity to win historic Wembley memorabilia and with all proceeds going to The Anthony Nolan Trust, help out a great cause.
The current bid now stands at £1,100.
You can find out more about the Barrow For Marrow campaign on:
Just giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/barrowformarrow.
Antony Trust: http://www.anthonynolan.org/