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Football match in memory of Canning Town man raises £1,500 for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:53 04 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:53 04 September 2020

Jake Morgan, pictured with his partner Britany, lost his battle with cancer last month. Picture: Jake Morgan

Jake Morgan, pictured with his partner Britany, lost his battle with cancer last month. Picture: Jake Morgan

Jake Morgan

A football match in memory of a Canning Town man who lost his battle with cancer has raised £1,500 for charity.

The match took place at East Thurrock’s ground to raise money in memory of Jake Morgan, who died last month aged 24.

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He had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right knee three years ago - and despite initially being given the all-clear, was told last year it had returned.

Family and friends had been attempting to raise £90,000 so he could travel to Germany for a course of immunotherapy, having been given just months to live after four other treatments proved ineffective.

A spokesperson for the family said: “Thank you to East Thurrock football club for hosting the charity match on August 30, also a big thank you to Terry and Davina Maybin for organising the fundraiser.

“£1,000 has been donated to Richard House and £500 will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.”


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