Charity 5-a-Side Football Game to Support 4-Year-Old Battling Rare Cancer


On Tuesday, August 29th, TyneMet College will be hosting a charity 5-a-side football tournament which will take place at Cochrane Park in Newcastle, bringing together teams from all backgrounds and abilities for an afternoon of spirited competition. The event aims to raise funds for Leukaemia UK while providing support for Arthur Salters-Hoult , a courageous 4-year-old boy from Wallsend who has been diagnosed with an exceptionally rare form of cancer.

Arthur’s journey began earlier this year when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a condition so rare that it has never been witnessed before in the entire world. Currently, he is undergoing an intensive form of chemotherapy, with a potential future need for a bone marrow transplant.


In response to this heartbreaking diagnosis, Arthur’s family has embarked on a mission to raise awareness about the importance of joining the stem cell donors register while simultaneously raising funds for Leukaemia UK, an organization dedicated to fighting this devastating disease.

The charity football tournament invites teams of all abilities to participate, with the objective of uniting the community and rallying support for Arthur and his family. Whether you’re an amateur team seeking some friendly competition or a group of football enthusiasts ready to showcase your skills, this event offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on the life of a young boy and contribute to the ongoing battle against leukaemia.

Event details:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 29th
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Cochrane Park, Newcastle, NE7 7JX

Teams can register by contacting TyneMet College sports lecturer, Scott Noble, through the following channels:


Phone: 0771 540 5101

The registration fee for each team is £30, which will go entirely towards supporting Arthur’s family and their fundraising appeal for Leukaemia UK. Every pound raised will play a crucial role in providing the necessary resources and support for both Arthur’s ongoing treatment and the important work carried out by Leukaemia UK.

This charity 5-a-side football game serves as a reminder of the power of collective action and the positive impact it can have on those facing unimaginable challenges. By participating in this event, not only will you be supporting a young boy’s fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer, but you will also be contributing to the wider mission of improving the lives of those affected by leukaemia.

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