Fundraiser for injured footballer who nearly lost a legBy Hugh Fort
March 08, 2012
Players and staff have rallied round a footballer who nearly lost his leg after suffering a horrific injury in a Sunday league game last week.
Winkfield FC captain Andy Parslow, 24, is due to come out of hospital tomorrow after breaking his leg in two places in a game against the Priestwood team FC Fernill on Sunday, February 26.
He was operated on the same day, but his manager David Colborn has revealed there were complications arising from the surgery which meant, in the worst case, he could have lost the leg.
However, that was not the case and he is now in plaster and should be home by the weekend.
He is facing a substantial period off work as an IT contractor for BMW in Bracknell and members of the club have arranged a fundraising race night for him.
It will be held at the Winkfield Club in Chavey Down Road on Saturday, April 14, starting at 6.30pm.
The club’s players, some of whom are professional coaches, have managed to get some top prizes for a raffle including tickets to Reading FC games, a Reading shirt signed by striker Noel Hunt, a Chelsea shirt signed by either Frank Lampard, John Terry or Fernando Torres and two hours of free tattoo work from Munday Ink in Crown Wood.
Raffle tickets are available from the Winkfield Club and the Admiral Cunningham pub in Priestwood Court Road, Priestwood.
David said: “Andy is coming out of hospital this weekend, which is great. We’re hoping to raise around £1,500 for him from the fundraiser.
“He’s going to be off work for a while so we’re hoping to help him as much as we can.”