Sittingbourne FC Visit To Raise MECP2 Awareness

Sittingbourne FC Visit To Raise MECP2 Awareness

This Saturday (7th February) Sittingbourne FC will be welcoming Mark Lund to the home game at Woodstock Park against Walton & Hersham.

Mark is making the 400 mile trip to Sittingbourne FC to raise awareness for his son Alfie's life limiting disorder MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Alfie is one of only a handful of children in the UK and approximately 120 in the world suffering from the syndrome.

Alfie is 7 years old and can't walk or talk and has a shortened life expectancy. It's been a tough 2 weeks due to Alfie starting with seizures and countless trips to hospital but to raise awareness of MECP2 Duplication Syndrome the family have asked football fans to donate a scarf, shirt or flag which they tie together to create a chain. The response from all four corners of the country has been overwhelming and the chain is now 2 miles long and growing by the day.

Sittingbourne FC will donate a scarf and a shirt and on Saturday the pitch will be surrounded with scarfs to raise awareness.

The club is asking all 106.9 SFM listeners and club supporters too to go along and be part of something special.

Please add to Alfie's page your likes to show support and please share:

The visit programme so far has been: Stockport County on the 10th January, Skelmersdale United on the 24th January, Sittingbourne FC on the 7th February and Mark will be off to Southport FC on the 7th March, Ashford United on the 3rd Apil and Marine FC on the 6th April.

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