Kicking off the fun to support village family

Dylan Hunter Russell charity match. Picture by Ricky Adderson
Dylan Hunter Russell charity match. Picture by Ricky Adderson

A charity football match raised more than £2,400 for the charities that have helped a Potterspury family during their baby’s illness.

Dylan Hunter Russell was born with a rare congenital heart condition called scimitar syndrome.

Now six months old, Dylan has undergone three cardiac catheter operations and open heart surgery at Southampton General Hospital. Dylan has been in intensive care for nearly three months now.

Dylan’s uncle, Ben Russell, aged 25, decided to get together with friends and family members to raise money for the charities that have helped Dylan during the past six months – Wessex Heartbeat House, Families of Oceanward, Friends of PICU and Ronald McDonald House.

They are also aiming to give Dylan’s parents, Helene and Ashley, financial support so they can be with Dylan in Southampton Hospital.

The hugely successful charity football match on Sunday, March 13, was held at Potterspury Sports and Social club.

Friends and family are continuing their fundraising with a Charity Band Night at 8pm on Saturday, April 16, at Potterspury Sports and Social Club, with local bands The James Shed Band and The Dilemma.

Tickets are £3 on the door, with all funds going to the Dylan Russell charity fund.

See https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Dylan-Russell