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Quintet complete charity ride ahead of Barnsley clash

7 February 2019

Five individuals, including Iron fan Kevin Croft, completed a charity bike ride between the Iron's Glanford Park and Oakwell ahead of United's Sky Bet League One clash against Barnsley last weekend.

Kevin's 19-month-old grandson Morgan has recently undergone a lengthy operation to reshape his skull after being born with a condition called craniosynostis.

Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more of the sutures close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. Premature closure of the sutures may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance.

Morgan was treated at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and has since recovered from his operation and treatment fantastically.

Kevin, along with Carl Bainbridge, Gary Baker, Danny Boreham and Danny Nattrass, set off from Scunthorpe's home at 8.30am on the morning of the game negotiating the 40 miles to the encounter with the Tykes. With regular breaks along the way, the team of five managed to reach Oakwell at 2.30pm, 30 minutes ahead of kick-off.

£800 has so far been raised for the charity event, which will go to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital which cares for over 275,000 young people, children and their families each year - labelled as one of Europe's busiest and biggest children's hospitals.

There's still time for them to add to their tally as they make a late surge towards the £1,000 mark. If you'd like to donate to the cause, you can pass on your donation to the committee members of the SUOSC (Scunthorpe United Official Supporters' Club).


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