Hammers heroes to feature in Team Isla fundraising match

Mark Noble with Isla Caton


A host of Hammers favourites from years gone by will pull on their boots again to raise funds for brave Isla Caton.

Isla, from Hornchurch in Essex, was diagnosed with a rare child cancer called Neuroblastoma – the same disease which tragically took the life of heroic young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery last year – in March 2017.

The three-year-old’s family, who are all lifelong West Ham United supporters, are trying to raise £400,000 to take Isla to the United States for immunotherapy – which involves the injection of an antibody therapy – not currently available in this country.

The next fundraising event will take place on Sunday 6 May at Redbridge FC in the shape of a star-studded football match between Team Celebrity and Team Isla.

Among those who have confirmed their participation are former West Ham players Jack Collison, Paul Konchesky, Matty Etherington, Jimmy Walker, Rufus Brevett, Kenny Brown and Marlon Harewood.

They will be joined by West Ham-supporting boxers Mark Little and Sammy McNess, snooker player Mark King, The Apprentice star Sofiane Khelfa, comedian Neg Dupree and reality TV star Jeff Brazier.

Tickets for the match, which will kick-off at 2pm at Oakside Stadium, are priced at £10 for Adults, £5 for Children aged between two and 12 and free for youngsters aged one and under. Family tickets for two Adults and two Children are available for £26.

To buy tickets and support Isla’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma, click here.