This Saturday Wigan Athletic visit the Reebok Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers in a crucial Premier league game. However, another event is also taking place prior to the event which is of even more importance – the Walk4Emma.
So far over 500 fans – of Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers amongst others have signed up to walk the 6.7 miles from the DW Stadium to the Reebok Stadium in aid of Emma’s appeal.
Please read on to find out all about The Emma Hoolin Appeal and how you can help.
Emma Hoolin is a five year old Wigan girl who is suffering from the childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. Emma has completed her treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Manchester Royal Childrens Hospital, she is now undergoing six months treatment of Immunotherapy in the United States, this is to give Emma the best chance of long term survival.
The Immunotherapy is not available on the NHS, it is also quite expensive, the Emma Hoolin Appeal was set up to raise £211,000, this is the cost of the initial treatment.
Unfortunately, due to set backs and Emma requiring extra care whilst in the US the cost has now risen. So far the appeal has made £310,000, but it is estimated that the total cost of Emma’s treatment could be in excess of £350,000.
On Saturday February 11th 2012, Wigan Athletic travel the short distance to Horwich to face Premier League rivals and near neighbours Bolton Wanderers. On the morning of the 11th Feb, prior to the game, there will be a large number of people walking the six miles from the DW Stadium in Wigan to the Reebok Stadium in Horwich, to raise awareness of neuroblastoma and raise funds for the Emma Hoolin Appeal.
This is the walk4emma and this is how you can help:
- You can sponsor the following people who are doing the walk
Paul Richardson: https://www.justgiving.com/PAUL-RICHARDSON14
Spencer Holland: https://www.justgiving.com/spenh
The Converys: https://www.justgiving.com/Convery
2. You can contribute to the overall appeal: https://www.justgiving.com/walk4emma/new
3. You can take part in the walk yourself by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Or if you’re really badly organised, just turn up on the day to offer support and join the fund raising activity on what is sure to be a special day
Here is a light hearted preview of the route:
There are also arrangements being made to transfer fans to and from the Reebok Stadium before and after the walk: http://www.wigan.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=17189&posts=10
Here at TNS, we plan to be well represented as are all Wigan Athletic sites and groups on what is sure to be a special and worthy occasion for all Latics fans. See you there!
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