Artell praise for Potters and beyond as football family unite for Ashton Hulme
David Artell says that the club’s planned pre-season game against local neighbours Stoke City to help raise funds for our young Academy goalkeeper Ashton Hulme again demonstrates how the football family unites.
Crewe will play host to the Potters on Tuesday July 20 (7pm) with all proceeds going to the amazing appeal.
The 12-year-old Alex academy goalkeeper, who is a mad keen Stoke fan was sadly diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma and had to have the lower part of his leg amputated back in March.
After various events, charity matches and a gruelling 35 mile run/cycle to take in the three local grounds of South Cheshire and Staffordshire, the friendly at the Alexandra Stadium is sure to boost the grand total to ensure that Ashton has the best prosthetic leg possible moving forward.
Tickets will be £12 (adults), £8 (seniors), £5 (12-16 years) and £2 (under-11s). Crewe and Stoke will forego their share of gate receipts.
Artell told the club’s official website: “It is a terrific gesture from both clubs and it is for such an amazing cause.
“That is what football does. There tends to be a lot of negativity surrounding the game at times but when someone is in need like Ashton is, then the football family tends to come together. They pull together and this is another great example of that.
“That isn’t just ourselves and Stoke either because Ashton has been inundated with messages and donations from a whole range of clubs and from people in the game. It is amazing to see and we are more than happy to do the game.
“Stoke and all the people there have been terrific too and it is something Ashton, his family and everyone can look forward to.”
If you would like to make a donation towards Ashton's appeal, please visit the JustGiving page. Many thanks to all those who have donated.