Monday 08 Jun
Updated Monday 08 Jun 11:20

West Ham United super fan Liam, five, completes 101 challenges for Isla's Fight


Young West Ham United super fan Liam Southwood has completed another 101 challenges, raising more than £1,000 for Isla's Fight!

Five-year-old Liam came to prominence by entering every single #HammersAtHome daily challenge set by the Club during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Inspired by his favourite player Michail Antonio, Liam embraced the challenges, drawing photos of Antonio himself, Bobby Moore and NHS-supporting rainbows, writing poems, working out possible strike partnerships, commentating, cooking, scoring goals and making saves!

After completing 101 challenges - including goals, dribbles and celebrations - and raising £2,000 for NHS Charities Together, the Essex-based youngster braved the unpredictable weekend weather to complete 101 new challenges, raising £1,000 for treatment for another loyal and courageous young fan, Isla Caton.


Mark Noble with Isla Caton


Diagnosed with a rare child cancer called Neuroblastoma – the same disease which tragically took the life of heroic young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery – in March 2017, Isla has captured the hearts of West Ham fans everywhere.

Since Isla's diagnosis, her brave fight against the disease has continued, with the support of her family, from Hornchurch in Essex, and fellow West Ham fans from all over the world, raising more than £500,000 towards the cost of specialist treatment – immunotherapy involving the injection of an antibody therapy not currently available in this country – first at a specialist cancer centre in the United States, and latterly in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

You can make a donation to Liam's 101 Challenges for Isla Caton here.


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