The U11 Hawks from local grassroots football team, Walton MK FC have linked up with local Milton Keynes charity Emily’s Star.
Hawks manager David Ellis decided that having purchased a new away kit for his players using money from annual fundraising activities and with no sponsorship forthcoming, he would donate the space on the front of the shirts to Emily’s Star which is run by David’s former work colleague Katie Elmer who, along with partner and Emily’s dad Ben, founded the charity after losing their new born daughter Emily to Edwards Syndrome, or Trisomy 18 back in 2012.
“I am very much aware and in awe of the work that Katie, Ben and the team do through Emily’s Star, not only to raise awareness of Trisomy 18 but also to provide Emily’s gift boxes to neonatal units across the country, which include items for both mum and premature or underweight babies.
To be able to turn their experience into something so positive in the way they have with Emily’s Star is an inspiration so if our football team can play a small part in helping Katie raise awareness and help other people via Emily’s Star then we are delighted to be able to do so”
Registered Charity Number 1152520