Damien on the ball to play for Merryn (5)
Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30
FORMER Ireland winger Damien Duff has pledged his support for a young girl's fight against illness by agreeing to take part in a charity match.
Sunday's match will take place at the Carlisle Grounds, Bray, Co Wicklow, to help raise funds for Merryn Lacy (5) from Donabate, Co Dublin, pictured below with the footballer.
Merryn suffers from Neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system.
The little girl is undergoing her third cycle of chemotherapy and also had a kidney removed earlier this year.
The Merryn Lacy Trust has been established to fund Merryn's future medical costs, with left-over funding going towards childhood cancer research.
The charity match kicks off at 2pm and the tickets cost €5. There will be bouncy castles and face-painting for children and a raffle for a signed pair of Duff's football boots.
To donate, visit www.mer rynlacy.com
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