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I come in peace!!! Cancer has no colours

Cancer has no colours

Firstly hello all and I hope it is ok with the moderators to post this.

My name is Tony Munday, I am a 49 year old unfit Millwall supporter (someone has to be) who is heading for the knackers yard. On Sunday March 18th I am running the Brentwood half marathon on behalf of a 3 year old little girl called Isla Caton who is suffering from the same horrible disease that took Bradley Lowery the boy who captured the nations hearts.
The disease is Neuroblastoma and the treatment for this is only available in America.
On Tuesday young Isla had an operation to move a tumour from her brain and now goes back to chemo treatment to clear the cancer.
Through the Bradley Lowery foundation the family need to raise £400,000.

Here’s the catch.

Isla Caton is born into a staunch West Ham family and as a Millwall supporter I am using this as leverage to raise as much money for her as possible.
The rivalry between the two clubs is huge and I pray they lose every week.

I set my original target at £1000 and declared I would run in a West Ham shirt if reached. Due to having many West Ham friends who I have wound up over the years I reached the £1000 in 24 hours.
I added targets
£2000 to run in full kit
£3500 to do crossed hammers at finish line
£7000 to run with dyed claret and blue hair
I’ve topped the £7000 so the hair will be dyed,then raised to £12,000 as this girl needs as much as possible but that has also been reached. Now I’ve set it at £15,000.
The Bradley Lowery foundation is a marvellous tribute to the sadly missed youngster.

Normally I wouldn’t even look at a West Ham kit let alone wear one but I’m prepared for the stick I’ll get for the rest of my life so this amazing little girl gets what she needs. My pain will be nothing compared to what she is going through.
It’s a very small sacrifice for me to make.

I plan on joining forums of all 92 league clubs plus the 5 big Scottish clubs to post this message and hoping the football family come together to help smash this target and help send this incredibly brave little girl to America to save her life by donating to my just giving page.
Since I started joining the various forums a few days ago it has been a roaring success

In my eyes cancer has no colours especially in children.
Isla’s twitter address is @islasfight, feel free to look and see what she’s going through

Here is my just giving page below, hopefully you will find it in your hearts to donate to the cause through my run.
Forget the new £15,000 target lets smash it to as much as possible, this angel deserves a chance at life

I thank you all so much in advance


  • Will donate this afternoon and share on Twitter. Great cause, I enjoyed turning you lot over at the New Den a couple of years ago in the cup.

    Amazing gesture - fully behind you and I hope Isla gets a chance at a full life moving forwards

  • Thank you, much appreciated.

    You turn us over most of the time, definitely a bit of a bogey side.

  • Ha ha - we’d be happier in league 1 mate, playing you twice a season I know that much.....,

  • I can remember getting Matty Lawrence from you, you turned up a few weeks later and knocked us out of the cup again!

  • Had a few donations from you Wycombe boys, thank you.

  • Up past £16,000 now.

  • Excellent.

  • I met young Isla and her family last night for the first time when I went to collect the West Ham kit from their house.
    A very very humbling experience.

    Isla’s parents are so strong and Isla was running around like any normal 3 year old just a week after an op to remove a brain tumour with the only visible signs being her face and head are totally bruised from the surgery

    An inspiration for all

  • Good to hear such positive news; long may it continue.

  • Where do I start!!!

    Today’s Brentwood half marathon was cancelled due to the inclement weather and will not be rescheduled.
    I took all the donations on the premise that I would do the forfeits I put in place.
    So I will honour them all.

    So now on Saturday 31st March, I will run a much more dangerous route from Cold Blow Lane to the Olympic Stadium via the New Den and the Boleyn ground wearing full West Ham kit and having claret and blue dyed hair. I will do crosses hammers at the finish where I will meet up with some of Isla’s fundraisers and then take in the West Ham v Southampton game

    I’ll be surprised if I don’t get a whack from someone along the route, more so through Millwall territory in Bermondsey!!

    I hope this will satisfy all of those who have donated.
    Wish me luck, I need it!!

    I thank you all once more for your incredible support

  • Well done and good luck on 31 March.

  • Thank you Micra

  • edited March 2018

    Well done Tony and all the very best on the day. You're nearly as inspiring as little Isla. No colours!

  • One more day until I run into the valley of death!
    Look out for the Goals pull out in The Sun this weekend, it’s possible there will be a bit in there about Isla, the run and the coming together of football fans to raise this money

  • Would that be the Saturday edition, Tony?
    I’ll look out for it.

    My wife collected for the Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund at Stamford Bridge a few years ago. (Thomas was our daughter’s neighbours’ son in Prestwood who sadly died from neuroblastoma, aged 14, in 1999.). Partly no doubt because few, if any, of the people at the match would have heard of the charity, only a tiny amount of money was raised. The football club did subsequently make a donation but the cost of hiring a minibus to take collectors to the ground exceeded the total amount raised. Collections since then, as far as I know, have all been fairly local.

    Anyone interested in reading more about this local charity (originally set up by Thomas himself) may like to see the website via the following link:

    Good luck tomorrow, Tony.

  • Well it’s all done and dusted!

    The day went really well, no abuse, no clumps. Met and drank with some real old school West Ham, was a good laugh and ended up as pissed as a fart!!

    Thank you for all your donations and support, it really is appreciated by myself and Isla’s family. If you’d still like to donate you can at the following page

    I’ll leave some photos links below and thank you again

  • Can’t resist saying I hope you weren’t driving, Tony.
    Seriously though, great effort. What you are doing is magnificent.

  • Superb effort - congrats

    Have you been around long enough to remember an American striker called John Kerr?

  • Brilliant scenes

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