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Football supporting Wolves' Number 1 Carl Ikeme

Since the devastating news of Carl Ikeme’s leukaemia diagnosis the club has been inundated with messages from fans that are keen to support our number 1 through his battle.

Our chosen charity for raising funds in support of Carl is midlands-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Former Wolves midfielder Geoff Thomas is a Patron of the Cure Leukaemia and can relate to the battle Carl has ahead of him.

“It’s 14 years since I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and thanks to Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and the phenomenal clinical team Cure Leukaemia supports at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, I was able to win my battle with this disease.”

“The support I had then and have had since from the football community and especially my former clubs has been overwhelming and I am in no doubt that it played a huge part in giving me the strength to beat the disease. The Wolves fans did so much to help me and I know that you will help Carl through his treatment.”

“Since 2005, I’ve dedicated my life to raising funds for the people who helped save me and I know that every penny raised for Cure Leukemia will not only immediately help save others but also hasten global progress towards eradicating this terrible disease within 25 years. So please do what you can to help Cure Leukaemia and support your number 1, Carl Ikeme. Thank you”

Every penny raised in support of Carl will go towards Cure Leukaemia’s £1m Appeal to double the capacity of the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hosipital in Birmingham. Click the image below to read ‘The Quest For A Cure’ - a document that explains why this is such a vital project.

Set up your own Just Giving page in support of Carl, click the link below and follow the instructions.

Your page will appear on Carl's Just Giving page on the right hand side

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Other ways to support

Cure Leukaemia has a number of exciting events that fans can get involved in to raise funds in support of Carl which should appeal to all.

• Velo Birmingham – You can still join Geoff Thomas and take part in the inaugural 100-mile bike ride on Sunday September 24th 2017. It is £40 to sign up and a minimum of £400 in fundraising is requested. Sign Up -

• The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run – Join hundreds of fellow Cure Leukaemia runners on the streets of Birmingham for this famous 13.1 mile route. It is FREE entry for those running for Cure Leukaemia and a minimum fundraising target of £299 is requested. Sign Up -

• The Wolf Run – Take on this increasingly popular endurance challenge on Sunday September 3rd, Saturday November 4th or Sunday November 5th. Sign Up -

• Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen – Make sure you have your reservation for the best night out in the Midlands on Friday October 6th 2017. Secure your table of 10 for £1,750 and single seats for £175pp. Don’t miss this out on this fantastic, fun event at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham. Book now:




• Are you brave enough to take on the longest zip line in Europe? Cure Leukaemia have 10 places remaining for Sunday 20th August 2017 in Wales. Entry is £75 with a minimum fundraising target of £100 (travel is included). Sign Up -

• Sky Dives – Take part in our Cure Leukaemia sky diving day on Sunday September 10th 2017 in Blood Cancer Awareness Month at Hinton airfield near Oxford. Entry is £70 with a minimum fundraising target of £395. Sign Up -

• One of our fantastic fans, Steve Plant has a brilliant fundraising idea planned in the coming weeks. At 9am on Friday August 4th a 24-hour penalty shoot-out will be held at Molineux to raise funds in support of Carl. A £5 donation will give you 3 penalties against a variety of keepers, you never know who might be in goal! Donating will be really ease as well. Simply text CARL24 £5 to 70070 and if you show proof of your donation on the day you will get your 3 shots. Huge thanks to Steve for organising this so quickly.

This is a selection of the events coming up that fans could get involved in. There will also be a host of ideas and initiatives during Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September. All the information will be housed here.

Finally, there will be a very exciting fundraising opportunity which will be announced on the day of the Middlesbrough match so stay tuned for more information.