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Thanks to everyone who has given so far! -Lucy Berrington & Joel - please send sean@yanks-abroad.com your addresses to receive your copies of 'Soccer Rocks!' Thanks, Jay.

Hi!

This is Jay DeMerit, center back for Watford F.C. of England's Premier League.

Thanks for visiting my page. Let me tell you why I am supporting Cancer Research UK and why you should donate to this good cause.

I came to England three years ago from Wisconsin, wanting to travel, have fun and play a bit of soccer. Now here I am in 2006, lining up against the likes of Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney and Andriy Shevchenko!

Watford spotted me playing for little Northwood two seasons ago, signed me on a professional contract and the rest is history.

Last May I scored the winning goal at the Millennium Stadium in the Championship Playoff Final and thereby I achieved my dream of becoming a Premiership player.

Unfortunately, not everyone achieves their dreams because cancer steals their lives from them too soon.

When I played for Northwood, my assistant coach's father died of the disease and I thought about how precious life is, and how swiftly and cruelly it can be snatched away.

We played a charity game in his memory in aid of Cancer Research UK and so when I recorded the single "Soccer Rocks!" with some friends in Minneapolis this summer, I decided it had to go to a good cause, and I could not think of one closer to my heart than this.

Rare is the family that has not been touched by the second-biggest killer of people in the US & the UK, but we are fighting back.

Cancer research has made a significant impact on survival rates by developing new diagnoses, drugs and treatments once thought impossible, and has made millions aware of the links between lifestyle, diet and cancer for the first time.

What seemed like an automatic death sentence a generation ago is no longer so, thanks to the amazing efforts of the thousands of scientists, doctors & nurses funded by this charity, who have also worked hard to improve doctor to patient communication and sufferers' quality of life. In short, millions of lives have been saved.

Cancer continues to steal the dreams of too many children and adults of all ages, but thanks to people like you, many more have lived to follow theirs.

Please help somebody live to follow their dreams by donating to Cancer Research UK today.

Whatever country you live in, you can give money that will go directly to fight cancer right here. Donating via this site is fast, simple and totally secure. You can use your VISA, MASTERCARD, DELTA, MAESTRO or SOLO card to give to this good cause.

If you are a UK taxpayer, 28% extra in reclaimed tax will be added to your donation at no cost to you.

Please give whatever you can - to help someone else follow their dreams. It means a lot to me and to all of us, and remember,

Every penny helps somebody live

All the best,

Jay DeMerit

If you have any trouble donating online, email help@justgiving.net 

Thanks to Sean at www.yanks-abroad.com for help with this appeal

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 54

Jane Phyllis McDaid 1932-2006, with love

Donation by Sean on 30/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done for the good work

Donation by Mark Flannery on 30/01/07

£33.00

+ £9.31 Gift Aid

Donation by Jenny Makeham on 27/01/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

YES!!! im the last one!! GO BEARS!!!!!!!

Donation by Petey on 24/01/07

£25.00

Donation by Angelika on 09/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best for a good cause!

Donation by Giovanni on 03/01/07

£20.00

Here's to a cancer-free 2007!

Donation by Bradley Harper on 02/01/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Luis on 25/12/06

£15.00

Merry Xmas from a transplanted cheesehead and father of an 8 yr old soccer nut & his sister.

Donation by ed kaiser on 23/12/06

£175.00

Here is to a truly important cause.

Donation by Rich Fidler on 22/12/06

£20.00

In honor of Eric Skirvin, one of the few Good People I have the honor of knowing.

Donation by dkings on 20/12/06

£10.00

Congrats on what you are doing both on and the off-the-pitch, and best wishes for continued success.

Donation by Richard Motzkin on 20/12/06

£50.00

Great work DeMerit, Go Hornets! The US needs you!

Donation by Rich Daweng, Wang Media LA on 18/12/06

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

jay, kudos to you. come on over to DC United for some good looking women& good food over here!

Donation by Dan Haney on 13/12/06

£20.00

Nice Job DeMerit. Keep up the good work.

Donation by kellyjerabek on 07/12/06

£20.00

Great work Jay! Having both parents be cancer survivors, I can really appreciate your efforts!

Donation by Kevin Brady on 05/12/06

£50.00

Good Cause and Good Work in the UK. NY Red Bulls need you when you're ready ;-)

Donation by Dave Hatch on 03/12/06

£15.00

Donation by Amy on 03/12/06

£20.00

Donation by Frank Sommerfield on 29/11/06

£100.00

Here is a couple Guinesses.

Donation by Five Bellies on 28/11/06

£10.00

Donation by Fumi on 26/11/06

£10.00

thanks again jay, keep up the great work you are doing on and off the pitch! you orns!

Donation by Will on 24/11/06

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Anything for Jay, Keep making us proud brother

Donation by Jzych13 on 21/11/06

£50.00

Donation by Lucy Berrington on 21/11/06

£100.00

Great Cause!

Donation by Joel Dryer on 21/11/06

£100.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,118.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,118.00
  • Gift Aid£112.26

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