On Saturday (7th May) Crowborough Athletic FC, in-conjunction with its U19 Academy partner, EMCA, arranged a charity match to raise funds to help Louis, son of one of the Club’s former players Craig Bishop.
Louis, who is four, suffers from with quadriplegic cerebral palsy following complications at birth. Both his arms and legs are affected and he is unable to sit up, walk or talk, but he always has the biggest smile for everyone. He requires intensive physiotherapy and will need specialist mobility equipment throughout his life.
The match at the Crowborough Community Stadium as to date raised £8,417. Claire Liddicoat, the organiser for the Louis Loves Life event said:
The day was amazing with a turn out of around 500 people. The generosity of everyone has been phenomenal. The amount raised will help to make such a difference to Louis’ day to day living. Louis is an absolute delight and I can’t think of a more deserving family than the Bishops’. It’s been an absolute honour to organise for Louis.
Due to Louis’ condition, his home will need significant building work and alterations carried out to make it possible for Louis to remain at home and to be with his family, which will cost a not insignificant sum of money to achieve, therefore, your generosity will make the task of improving Louis’ life that little bit easier.
The final score was 5-4 to The Crows. The Club, EMCA and the Bishop family would like to thank everyone for supporting the “Louis Loves Life” Charity Match for being so incredibly generous in aid of such a wonderful young boy.