Cyclists hit the road in support of Maltby Main super fan Amber

Cyclists hit the road in support of Maltby Main super fan Amber

By David Beddows | 14/05/2021

Cyclists hit the road in support of Maltby Main super fan Amber

A GROUP of South Yorkshire football supporters will be cycling past a local football ground next week in a fund-raising drive for a special fan.


Maltby Main fan Amber Whiston has been supported by the CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity since she was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just eight months old.


Starting next Friday, the pedallers will be embarking on two-day, 200-mile fund-raising cycle for the charity taking in local football clubs.


The first day comprises 100 miles and includes Maltby's Muglet Lane ground at 7.45am and eight other clubs before the riders take to the Sheffield hills on Day 2 to complete their final 100 miles.


People are asked to go out and clap the riders if possible and Maltby Main FC is donating £100 to the charity.


Amber's mum, Lara, said: "It's not an understatement to say we wouldn't have got through the last nine years in the same way if CLIC Sargent hadn’t been there for us and I can’t imagine them not being there for other families in this situation. 


"In a world where there is so much unknown, when everything else can change so quickly, I always know CLIC Sargent are there.” 


Lara, Amber, her dad Mark and her brother Seth are all regulars at home games.

 

Amber, from Sheffield, is registered blind, has hormone deficiencies and cognitive damage but is described as a "happy, loving and lovely young lady" by the riders.  


Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AmberMamils or follow Facebook

www.facebook.com/clicsargentnortheastyorkshireandhumber/