The Plymouth Argyle apprentice players had the pleasure of meeting a very brave little boy on Sunday afternoon. They were joined by first team player Jake Jarvis and all accompanied young Archie from Plymouth, Mum Sarah and Dad Chris as they walked around the Brickfields running track to raise funds for “Brain Tumour Research.” Archie had surgery at the Bristol Children’s Hospital last September to remove a tumour from his brain, he was only allowed home from Derriford Hospital the day before Christmas Eve. Jake presented Archie with a signed football shirt and ball. He also presented a cheque to Brain Tumour Research for two hundred and ten pounds, which included donations from players, staff and the apprentices who all paid to take part in the walk with Archie.
The event was organised by Mrs Brookshaw and her family. Kevin Hodges Academy Director was very pleased with his players and extremely grateful to Jake Jervis for also supporting this worthy cause. It’s part and parcel of being involved with a professional football club said Hodges, we have a duty to support our local community and those who support us. If anyone would like to make a donation please follow the link at www.braintumourresearch.org/donate