Owls players help out with collection for Sheffield mum-of-four's cancer treatment

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil helps with a collection for Hayley Kalinins' cancer treatment outside Hillsborough ahead of the match with Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil helps with a collection for Hayley Kalinins' cancer treatment outside Hillsborough ahead of the match with Nottingham Forest.

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Sheffield Wednesday players have lent their support to a five-year-old girl's appeal to raise money to keep her mum alive.

Hayley Kalinins' youngest daughter is at Hillsborough today collecting cash to help her mother's fight against cancer.

The youngster has been joined by an army of around 40 volunteers outside the football stadium ahead of today's match against Nottingham Forest - and has even had a hand from some of the players, including defender Daniel Pudil, who took time out to help with the bucket collection.

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Hayley, aged 35, who is married to Owls fitness coach Andy Kalinins, has secondary breast cancer and is receiving specialist treatment in a German clinic after the NHS said there was nothing else that could be done for her in the UK.

The mum-of-four, whose husband is tasked with keeping Sheffield Wednesday players fit, is on an immunotherapy treatment plan, which is designed to boost her body's natural defences to fight cancer.

Hayley, who has 79 gruelling rounds of chemotherapy in the UK before medics stopped her treatment, has raised around £150,000 so far for the treatment after launching an online appeal for help.

But the cash is running dry and she fears that unless she can complete the treatment plan she will die - leaving her four children without a mum.

She is due to make her ninth visit to the clinic next week and has a second scan booked in October to check her progress.

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