The AFC Fylde Community Foundation was delighted to welcome Scarlett McCracken as our special visitor of the day, for AFC Fylde’s home game against Tamworth FC on Saturday. Scarlett, 11, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, which has left Scarlett with severe minimal vision.

Unfortunately, Scarlett requires further extensive surgery to save her remaining vision, which will be costly. Therefore, The AFC Fylde Community Foundation donated £250.00 and raised £287.69 towards Scarlett’s surgery as well as donating a signed AFC Fylde shirt, which will be auctioned off.

AFC Fylde Community Development Manager Ryan Adderley was thrilled with the response from the local community as they contributed funds to Scarlett’s surgery, prior to AFC Fylde’s 1-1 draw with Tamworth FC. “It’s fantastic to see that the local community reach out to help Scarlett. We have worked tirelessly to ensure we not only raise awareness but contribute money towards Scarlett’s surgery. On behalf of The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, I would like to thank everyone who donated and I wish Scarlett the best of luck with her upcoming surgery.”

Headteacher at The Willows Catholic Primary School, Mrs Sharon Barnett, believes it is crucial to support Scarlett and her family in their bid to raise funds. “Scarlett is a delightful member of our Year 6 class who, despite having such difficulties, constantly inspires us with her positive outlook and determination to succeed. She really contributes so much to our school family.

“As a school we feel that it is extremely important for us to support Scarlett and her family in their bid to raise funds for such an important treatment, which we hope will prevent Scarlett from losing the very little sight that she has left altogether.”

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