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Wolves Lottery to fund Leukaemia charity

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have a chance to raise funds for the charity Leukaemia Care by playing the Wolves Lottery.  

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The lottery supports a variety of charities and grassroots sports across Wolverhampton; along with the Wolves Foundation, Leukaemia Care will benefit from funds raised by fans.  

The football club adds that there is a “very strong link between the charity and club, as one of the trustees was instrumental in helping Carl Ikeme, following his diagnosis with leukaemia.” 

Former goalkeeper Ikeme was diagnosed with Leukaemia and went on to meet a trustee of the Leukaemia Care charity named Manos Nikolousis.   

It was Nikolousis who carried out the first series of tests on the player after he was referred to him by club doctor Matt Perry.  

Ikeme said: “Manos then started talking through the options and that gave me a boost; it was comforting to know how things were going to work with the treatment.   

“We had so many questions for him, not just from myself but Saba and my Mum, and straightaway he started to go above and beyond in what he did both for me, and for my family.” 

Ikeme went on to receive treatment and it is now three years since he was in remission from Leukaemia.  

Nikolousis said: “I joined Leukaemia Care as a trustee about seven years ago, and it is such an important charity which is focused heavily on what is best for patients. 

“It is about how we can ease the path for patients on their journey through this awful disease, and also support their families.” 

Interested members can join the lottery for around £1 ($1.40) a week, 45p from every lottery ticket will be donated to Leukaemia Care.

Draws take place every Monday and results are published online, with the highest prize being a £1,000 reward. 

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