More than £2,500 has been raised for Cure Leukaemia in two days after the Chronicle & Echo reported the story of Jake Hood, a 19-year-old from Northampton who is battling cancer.
Jake, who suffered a relapse of his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in May this year, is organising a charity rugby match at Northampton BBOB in St Andrews Road on October 18.
All proceeds from the event, which will also include a barbecue and a raffle, will be donated to Cure Leukaemia.
A Just Giving page ahead of the event has already received donations of more than £2,500.
Jake’s mum Jo Foster said the family was overwhelmed by the support for the event.
She said: “We are over the moon. We have had such a great response in such a short period.
“I have had a number of businesses contact me offering raffle prizes.
“We want as many people as possible to come to the game so please keep sharing the details of the event. If all the people come that say there are going to, it will be very busy.”
To donate to Jake’s Just Giving page go to JakeHood
If you have a raffle prize you would like to donate contact Jo Foster on firstname.lastname@example.org