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Laurie raises close to £3k for former teammate

Goalkeeper fundraising for ex-Hemel Hempstead Town player Spencer McCall...

7 June 2021

Laurie Walker has raised close to £3,000 to help fund a former teammate’s life-saving cancer treatment.

The MK Dons goalkeeper ran at least 4 miles every four hours this past weekend, in aid of Spencer McCall, a teammate of Walker during their time together at Hemel Hempstead Town.

McCall had to prematurely retire from football after what was believed to be a sports-related injury, turned out to be a form of bone cancer. He is currently in Mexico in search of alternative treatment and is aiming to raise £175,000 in order to do so.

Walker said on his JustGiving page: “All the funds will be going to a good friend of mine and teammate Spencer McCall’s life-saving cancer treatment.

"Spencer’s story is horrific and he’s been through absolutely everything so by me doing this challenge will give him every chance of hitting the target he needs to continue his treatment.

"His story is absolutely heart breaking for him and his family. Any donation towards my target to help him will be greatly appreciated by myself and Spencer.”

What’s more, Walker is giving away a match-worn shirt to the person who donates the highest amount.

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, which is edging closer to £3,000, please click here.

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