Charity match for ‘football mad’ Rotherham schoolboy raises more than £1000

The charity football match for Curtis Allen.
The charity football match for Curtis Allen.

Big-hearted friends of a ‘football mad’ teenager who is battling leukaemia raised more than £1000 for him during a charity match.

Curtis Allen, aged 16, of Fircrest Way, Wath-upon-Dearne, was diagnosed with the disease a few months ago.

Curtis Allen.

Curtis Allen.

And when his friends and fellow ex-pupils of St Pius X Catholic High School found out they decided to take action and organise a charity football match in his honour.

The game recently took place at the schools’ playing field and raised a whopping £1213.

It will be used to buy Curtis some presents which might make his stay in hospital more bearable, with an ipad being at the top of the list.

Before the match Adele Evans, aged 16, of Larch Grove, Conisbrough, and Jakob Taylor, aged 17, of Hoylake Drive, Swinton, told how they have been ‘amazed’ with the amount of help and support they have received since they announced the event on Facebook. Adele said 200 people were invited to the match and “they all shared the event on their pages.”

The raffle in aid of Curtis Allen.

The raffle in aid of Curtis Allen.

Curtis’ mum, Tracey Mason, aged 44, said: “The support and generosity we have received from Curtis’ friend’s is overwhelming.

“Our family is extremely grateful to everyone involved.”