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Bristol City Fan Rallies Support for Celebrity Football Match to Raise Funds for Young Oskar Pyecroft

Bristol City Fan Rallies Support for Celebrity Football Match to Raise Funds for Young Oskar Pyecroft

By The Bristol Post

A Bristol City fan has rallied support for a celebrity football match to help raise funds so a boy with cerebral palsy can walk unaided. Lifelong supporter Ross Simmons has organized a match which will see ex City, Rovers and celebrities join forces to play in aid of six-year-old Oskar Pyecroft.

The football legends, mixed with TV chefs and sporting names, will take on a team of donators in a bid to raise £50,000 needed for the operation. And Ross, who has already personally raised around £2,000 for the cause, has had over a dozen companies come forward to sponsor the event, as well as individual donations. Main sponsor Hudson Accountants will provide the kits for teams, which are set to be auctioned on the day.

Mum-of-two Della, who runs Hudson Accountants, said: “Oskar’s story really moved me and I wanted to do something to help. This surgery could help Oskar walk and improve his quality of life. As a mum, I know I would do whatever I could to help my child.”

A surgery called Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is Oskar’s only chance to walk. It would also reduce the pain and spasticity in his legs.

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