Brave Issabelle, 5, joins forces with Owls to promote charity campaign

Sheffield Wednesday players have been showing their support for a national football fundraising campaign for children cancer charity Clic Sargent. Left to right (back) Andrew and Wendy Futter; Owls' player Tommy Spurr; SWFC community manager Marcus Brameld; and SWFC CSR development manager Spencer Taylor. Left to right (front) Issabelle Futter; Owls' player Clinton Morrison; and Issabelle's brother Benjamin.
Sheffield Wednesday players have been showing their support for a national football fundraising campaign for children cancer charity Clic Sargent. Left to right (back) Andrew and Wendy Futter; Owls' player Tommy Spurr; SWFC community manager Marcus Brameld; and SWFC CSR development manager Spencer Taylor. Left to right (front) Issabelle Futter; Owls' player Clinton Morrison; and Issabelle's brother Benjamin.
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OWLS stars and a brave little girl have joined forces with a children’s cancer charity to raise funds for ill kids.

Sheffield Wednesday players Tommy Spurr and Clinton Morrison posed in T-shirts to support the charity Clic Sargent at their home game against Charlton Athletic.

The club is supporting Clic Sargent’s Kick! campaign, which encourages schools and groups to hold sponsored football events to raise money for families affected by childhood cancer.

One of the families supported by Clic Sargent was invited to the game as a guest of the club, to help promote the campaign.

Five-year-old Issabelle Futter, diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October 2009, enjoyed the match with her family from a special box at the stadium.

Issabelle’s mum Wendy said: “When Issabelle was diagnosed we received fantastic support from Clic Sargent - our social worker Patrick took a lot of pressure off us and helped with everything from filling in forms to just being around when we needed someone to talk to.

“Issabelle is doing really well now and we’re pleased to be supporting Clic Sargent’s Kick! campaign.

“My husband and son Benjamin are huge Wednesday fans and had a great time at the match, but I think Issabelle might be an even bigger fan than them now, especially after meeting her favourite player Tommy Spurr.”

Spencer Taylor, social responsibility development manager at SWFC, said: “We were delighted to invite Issabelle and her family to Hillsborough in support of CLIC Sargent’s Kick! campaign. Kick! is a great way to encourage young people to combine football and fundraising.”

n Visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/football or call 08451 202232 for information.