Northampton Town Donate £8,000 to Archie’s Army
At Saturday’s game with Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town were delighted to hand over a cheque for £8,000 to Archie’s Army. Proceeds from April’s celebrity match were donated.
This money was raised at April’s Celebrity match. Cobblers fan Archie, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, has lost strength in his muscles since birth and as a result requires the use of an electric wheelchair. He is a very inspirational little boy, he never complains, and despite the huge battles he faces he is always fighting with a smile on his face.
SMA is a life-shortening condition where the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord become diseased, which causes a decline in physical strength. As a result, walking and eating become difficult and a simple chest infection could be fatal.
Although there is medication abroad available to treat Archie’s disease, overseas one injection of the drug Spinraza would cost his family about £75,000 every four months for the rest of his life. Archie’s friends and family are campaigning for this drug to be made available on the NHS.
Making a positive difference
Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust was formed in 1994 and became a Charitable Trust in 2001. Their mission is to use the power of sport to create opportunities and improve peoples’ lives.
The club and community trust are passionate about making a positive difference to the health and life chances of people within Northamptonshire so that everyone regardless of age, gender or ethnicity has a better chance of achieving their potential.
Northampton Town FC Community Trust therefore aligns itself with the aims and objectives of local, regional and national government; its agencies and the third and community sector where appropriate and of mutual benefit.