Yeovil Town will join forces with a group of colleagues on Saturday to boost a hospital appeal that has aided a former player’s son’s battle with leukaemia.
Supporters visiting the Huish Park shop before the npower League One clash with Bury can have their faces painted in their team’s colours and buy sweets.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Grand Appeal at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where Isaac Flory, son of ex-Glover and current Chard Town manager Nik, is undergoing treatment for the blood cancer.
Three-year-old Isaac was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year and is nearing completion of a course of intensive chemotherapy on the hospital’s Clic Sargent ward. Father Nik graduated from Yeovil’s youth system in the early 1990s.
Glovers’ commercial manager Dave Linney encouraged fans to visit the stall. “All of us at Huish Park were well-aware of Isaac’s battle,” he said.
“When the group of fund-raisers who met through work approached us to see if they could help we were more than happy to offer them a presence in the shop.
“Their fund-raising for an excellent cause will have a green and white theme and we were only too happy to help.”