Support added to Blake's initiative
SUFFOLK FA have added their support to a schoolboy’s Chocs for Champs initiative.
Eleven-year-old Blake Leonard is collecting hundreds of chocolate selection boxes to give to Suffolk Family Carers at Christmas.
Blake, who lives in Long Melford, cares for his mum Libby, who suffers with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) which means her disability is getting steadily worse.
Earlier this year Blake was honoured by Long Melford FC after collecting nearly 500 Easter eggs for young carers in the county, which were distributed through the Suffolk Family Carers charity.
Suffolk FA Chairman Phil Lawler was at Stoneylands that day presenting an FA 50-Year Service Medal to Long Melford Secretary Richard Powell.
Phil said: “Having heard what Blake had achieved I said if we could help in any way to let me know.
“He contacted me about four weeks ago to see if we could support him, and we are delighted to be able to do so.”
Phil arranged for Suffolk FA to donate £100 worth of chocolate selection boxes, which he personally delivered to Blake at the weekend.
Pictured above are Suffolk FA staff (left to right) Rebecca Bolton, Ruth Ward and Kirsty Smith, who helped to wrap the selection boxes.