Club raise £2,040 for Ryan Renton

Players, officials and supporters of Berwick Rangers Football Club have raised a total of £2,040 towards the fundraising appeal for local resident Ryan Renton.

Ryan, 26, has been battling blood cancer since he was 19 and, despite the best efforts of all at the Freeman Hospital, all available NHS treatments are now exhausted and there is no longer anything available to ‘cure’ him.

Ryan’s family are now desperately trying to fundraise to fly Ryan out of the UK to receive treatment not available on the NHS and the local community have rallied behind the cause, with more than £50,000 raised to date.

The Football Club joined this cause on Saturday with a bucket collection during the Lowland League match with University of Stirling FC.

Supporters and club officials in attendance on the day raised £471 and this donation was very kindly topped up to £1,000 by supporters’ organisation Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust, who pledged £529.

On top of that, the club’s players and management team did their own separate collection for Ryan when they arrived at Shielfield Park on Saturday, with this raising £790.

Club captain Jamie Pyper said: “When we found out about Ryan’s situation, as a group, we were very keen to do something to help and join the immense fundraising efforts that have happened to date.

“We hope that Ryan’s family can reach their fundraising target so that he can travel overseas to receive potentially life-saving treatment.”

Berwick Rangers Supporters Club also plan to donate to the fundraising appeal for Ryan with their £250 monthly donation through their Monthly Draw.

This will bring the total raised by Berwick Rangers players, officials, supporters and associated supporters’ organsiations to £2,040.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fundraising appeal, you can do so digitally by clicking HERE.