Soccer AM star signs up as Niamh’s Next Step patron

Tubes from Soccer AM has become a patron for  Niamh's Next Step
Tubes from Soccer AM has become a patron for Niamh's Next Step

It’s usually Tubes asking the questions but when he was asked to be a patron for Niamh’s Next Step, he jumped at the chance.

The Soccer AM star has become the latest celebrity to become a patron for the Wellingborough-based charity set up in memory of Niamh Curry.

Niamh lost her 18-month fight against neuroblastoma in May 2012 aged just five and her parents Sam and Chris have been fundraising ever since to fund research into the childhood cancer.

Niamh’s dad Chris said: “It’s fantastic news about Pete becoming a patron.

“He is so popular through Soccer AM, which is such a fantastic show.

“He rang me on Sunday morning after the gala ball to say what a great time he had and he mentioned wanting to do more for the charity.

“I asked him if he would think about becoming a patron and he instantly replied that he would be honoured to.

“It’s another fantastic, high profile celebrity to become involved and patron our charity which will hopefully help us continue to raise money and awareness to fight neuroblastoma.”

Other patrons for the charity include Saints stars Ben Foden and Lee Dickson, former England cricketer Darren Gough and boxer Peter McDonagh.