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Grand support from Rovers fans

Brothers Tom and Jack Mayoh are wearing shorts every day throughout winter to raise funds for East Lancashire Hospice

24 January 2019

Generous Rovers supporters at last week’s victory over Ipswich Town helped two brave youngsters to raise over a grand for one of the club’s designated charities for 2018/19.

Brothers Tom and Jack Mayoh, aged 10 and eight respectively, are wearing shorts every day throughout winter to raise funds for East Lancashire Hospice, who cared for their mother Louise before her untimely death from breast cancer last July.

Their tough quest will run until 20th March - the official end of winter - and has already attracted the attention of multiple news organisations such as BBC and ITV, as well an an invitation to Rovers' Senior Training Centre to meet the first team squad.

Their initial sponsorship target of £1,000 was beaten by last weekend’s matchday bucket collection alone, with fans contributing £1,006.99 on top of the fantastic £16,600 they’ve already raised by braving the cold.

The charismatic brothers won the hearts of all inside Ewood Park with their pre-match visits to the hospitality lounges and Foster’s FanZone, before confidently addressing the entire crowd as part of the half-time Rovers Return draw.

If you'd like to add to their ongoing fundraising efforts, please visit their JustGiving page by clicking here.


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