At the recent Vanarama National League televised fixture involving Dagenham & Redbridge versus Wrexham the home club mascot was 6-year-old Harry Parker, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

In an effort to try and make life easier, his family have set out on a journey to raise a total of £75,000 towards specialist treatment involving a costly operation not available on the NHS but which can be performed by surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital. So far their efforts have raised circa £15,000.

The National League have made a three-figure donation to his fund, after several league officials together with members of BT Sport staff met this courageous young boy who shows immense determination to overcome this set back in his short life.

One of the images taken that day was Harry shaking hands during the Fair Play handshake with John Rooney of Wrexham, the brother of Wayne of England and Manchester United.

The National League wishes Harry and his family all the best in raising the finances required and most importantly a better quality of life.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so via Harry’s ‘Just Giving Page’ at:


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