Steelmen assistant Clarke launches fundraising auction

Corby Town assistant-manager David Clarke, pictured alongside boss Tommy Wright, has launched a fundraising auction
Corby Town assistant-manager David Clarke, pictured alongside boss Tommy Wright, has launched a fundraising auction
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Corby Town assistant-manager David Clarke has launched a fundraising auction to raise money for the Leicester Royal Infirmary this month.

Clarke was diagnosed with leukaemia in September last year, which forced him to step back from duties alongside Tommy Wright in the Steel Park dugout.

Now, having received what he described as “amazing” treatment, Clarke has called on the help of football clubs and others to help him raise money for the cancer ward.

The items donated include a signed jacket from Kasabian lead singer Tom Meighan and a signed shirt from record-breaking Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

All items will be available from next Monday on Clarke’s eBay account dave85clarkey2015

He said: “Last year was a roller coaster ride for me personally.

“I was diagnosed with leukaemia in September and received amazing treatment from the cancer ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

“I would like to raise money for the ward so I can buy them some fitness equipment which will be used by the long-term patients who are fighting their own battles with cancer.

“To do this I have asked my friends in football to provide signed football shirts.

“A particularly good guy Tom, the lead singer of Kasabian, has also signed his own personal jacket to auction.”

The full list of items donated are: Tom Meighan (Kasabian) personal signed jacket from their Teenage Cancer Trust gig, signed Leicester City shirt by Jamie Vardy, signed Leicester City shirt, Kasper Schmeichel goalkeeper gloves, both palms signed, signed Fulham shirt, signed Derby County shirt, signed Nottingham Forest shirt, signed Birmingham City shirt, signed Port Vale shirt and signed Leyton Orient shirt.

Clarke has also set up a JustGiving for those who are not interested in the auction items but would like to support and help raise money.

This can be found at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/d-clarke