Walk For Rio

Published: 27/02/2023

Football clubs from across South Yorkshire are coming together to raise funds for a very special little boy. Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United and Barnsley FC are taking part in a sponsored walk to support Rio Spurr in his battle against a rare form of kidney cancer. Rio who is 4 years… Continue reading Walk For Rio

Football clubs from across South Yorkshire are coming together to raise funds for a very special little boy.

Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United and Barnsley FC are taking part in a sponsored walk to support Rio Spurr in his battle against a rare form of kidney cancer. Rio who is 4 years old, is the son of former Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers ace Tommy Spurr, has been battling against this terrible disease since April 2022.

Since receiving the news of Rio’s diagnosis his family, friends and the wider community have been doing some amazing fundraising to support Rio’s battle, including celebrity charity football matches, raffle giveaways, auctions and much more.  They continue to do some incredible work to give Rio the best possible chance of survival.

Please help by donating on the link below to help raise money for Rio and his family.

All For Rio Go Fund Me Link
Fundraiser : All for Rio (gofundme.com)

Members of staff from the community trusts of all five clubs will take part in a 60 mile walk that will leave the New York Stadium on April 6th and will see the group visit Bramall Lane, Hillsborough, Oakwell, The Eco-Power and then return to the New York Stadium prior to the Rotherham United v West Brom game on April 7th. The walk will take around 20 hours to complete, join us at the AESSEAL New York Stadium before the match to see them finish this incredible fundraising opportunity, any donations would be hugely appreciated.

Sam Parkin of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust had this to say “We wanted to do something special to support Rio and his family, we are wanting to not just raise much needed funds for Rio’s treatment but also raise awareness around this horrible disease. I met Tommy whilst I was working  at Doncaster Rovers foundation, he did so much for us and would always give up his time to help others. So it’s only right that when one of football’s own needs some support we all come together through the power of the badge to do just that”

The group will be providing updates on their training in the coming weeks prior to the main event, if you would like to support “Walk For Rio” then please click the link below, any amount goes a long way.

To donate please visit Fundraiser for Thomas Spurr by Dan Jordan : All for Rio (gofundme.com)

For any further information or to read more about Tommy and Rio, visit his Twitter page below.

Twitter: @TommySpurr5 | Tommy Spurr (@TommySpurr5) / Twitter