VIDEO: Paralysed Northampton Town fan needs help to fund charity skiing trip

Derry Felton

Derry Felton

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A paralysed Cobblers supporter is asking people in Northampton to help him go on a trip of a lifetime.

Derry Felton - who rose to town-wide fame after he performed a wheelchair pitch invasion after a last-gasp equalising goal by his team - is aiming to raise £500 towards a trip in Sweden next January.

Spinal cord injury charity Back Up Trust has organised the trip but has asked that Derry appeals to the public for donations so some of the cost can be offset.

He said: "It would be a good trip for me because it would allow me to meet people and build my confidence. it would be a good challenge.

"It's really expensive and they're a charity so it would be nice to help them out. I have four carers so the cost will be thousands so I'd like to do my bit."

Former Duston School pupil Derry, who lives in Briar Hill, is hopeful that the total will be reached after a successful fundraising appeal earlier this year following a burglary in which his tailor-made computer was stolen. A total of 146 people clubbed together and raised £2,505.

Friend Adam Johnson has subsequently won a crowdfunding award for setting up the appeal.

To donate to Derry's JustGiving page, which has so far raised £310, click here