Club out to raise cash
County will launch a unique fundraising and awareness campaign for Leukaemia Research before Saturday's home clash with Southampton.
The Hatters are raising money for the charity in support of their winger, Carl Baker, whose two brothers are both battling leukaemia. In a terrible double blow, both of the County midfielder's brothers were recently diagnosed with leukaemia. Michael, 34, was diagnosed in Nov 2008. Dean, 17, was diagnosed in December 2007 and is 3 years into a 3.5-year course of chemotherapy. Thankfully they are both now in remission. Carl, 26, wants to make sure that as much money as possible is raised for research into leukaemia and related blood cancers. Saturday's (29 August) home match against Southampton will see volunteers from Leukaemia Research collecting in the ground and yellow Leukaemia Research flags distributed to the crowd. Stockport, who are currently in the process of exiting administration, have decided to donate all their temporarily unsold pitch-side advertising hoardings at Edgeley Park to Leukaemia Research, to help promote awareness of the charity. Carl Baker said: "My family has been deeply affected by leukaemia but thankfully both of my brothers are now doing well in their battle with the blood cancer. I'm urging all local businesses to back the club and support Leukaemia Research - together we can help save the lives of many more people."