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raised of £30,000 target by 842 supporters

    Weʼve raised £30,586 to continue to support the rehabilitation of John Macphail at home with his family.

    Funded on Wednesday, 13th September 2023

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    John Macphail sadly sustained a life changing injury that will necessitate significant adaptions to his family home. These will enable his long-awaited return from hospital where he has been fighting hard since December 2021.

    John has fought hard and is currently staying at Walkergate Park hospital receiving neurological rehabilitation. The main aim in the next few weeks/months is to get John back home to his family who miss him terribly.

    His home is currently been adapted to suit his needs, however the alterations and the cost of equipping his home for him are extremely expensive.

    Please donate what you can to support John and his family.

    Let’s get Monty home!



    • Gail  Robertson7 months ago
      Gail  Robertson

      Gail Robertson

      7 months ago

      After nearly 6 months at Walkergate Park hospital, John has made significant improvements. With all your generous donations made so far we have progressed well with the adaptions to his home, his wife, Diane can't wait to have him home. On 15th March 2023, there is a football match at The Stadium of Light, where Sunderland FC will take on Sheffield United. John played for both these teams and he loved playing for them both, at different times in his career. We hope this game will help with fundraising for his continued rehabilitation.

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    • Gail  Robertson10 months ago
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      Gail Robertson

      10 months ago

      Hi everyone, Diane (John’s wife) asked me to share this update with you. I would like each and everyone of you to know how thankful we are to have such amazing support from family, friends and fans who care so much. You have helped in making the next stage of this journey possible. The family have completed our 100 mile challenge, your messages gave us such comfort. John continues to fight hard and so do we!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Diane & Family 💙

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    • Gail  Robertson11 months ago
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      Gail Robertson

      11 months ago

      A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to Macphail's Miles. In just 31 days we hit our new target of £20,000. To say we are blown away by everyone’s generosity is an understatement. To read all your wonderful comment on our dad has given us all great comfort and we have enjoyed reading them to dad also. Our fundraising will continue and now that we have our planning permission the build to get Dad home has started.. this is all down to you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️ Rebecca xx

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    • Heaton Dee

      Heaton Dee

      Jun 20, 2023

      All the best John. I used to play against you in the u16 league and followed your career closely. The staff at Walkergate are great, you are in good hands


    • Anonymous


      Mar 30, 2023

      From a Sunderland fan.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 28, 2023

      York City's Greatest Captain


    • Anonymous


      Mar 27, 2023

      Best of luck to John and his family.

    • Anonymous


      Mar 25, 2023


    • Anonymous


      Mar 24, 2023

      Good Luck 👍🏻


    • Steve


      Mar 23, 2023

      Glad to be able to help a great player. All the best to you and your family, Monty


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