I'm Sam, and I score goals. So I decided that there's no better way to celebrate a goal than to donate money to a great cause close to my heart?!

Thanks to social media, friends, teammates, strangers, the hockey family, the cricket community, and even athletics, what started as a £50/goal pledge has grown massively, with people even donating on behalf of goals scored by their favourite football team!

Martin's recurrence of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma during the 2013/2014 season was devastating news having played his way back into what went on to be a league winning Beeston side, scoring and creating many goals in important games early in the campaign.

In April 2014 Martin was admitted to The Christie Hospital where, after a week of intensive chemotherapy, he received donor stem cells from across the pond in America. He is currently in a very long recovery process as his new immune system attempts to settle in.

If you're aged between 16 and 30 and like the ideea of being a life-saver to suffering from blood cancer, check out the work of The Anthony Nolan Trust and register here: all you have to do is provide a sample of saliva and you're registered! Simple.

#skill4scan is the most recent initiative we have created. Simply upload a video of yourself performing a skill (regardless of the sport), donate, and nominate. Here's a link to inspire you:

The original target for this page was £2500, I'm completely gob-smacked and so grateful to anyone who has donated or raised awareness of this page or related charities. Thank you!

Raising money for

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Charity Registration No. 216032

We've changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders - but we won’t stop until every single one of the 38,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and can live their lives to the full. Your contribution really will make a difference.

Donations 188

With best wishes from us all at St Albans HC.

Donation by Mike Fordham on 14/03/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Who'd have thought such a special part of PHC's history would end up on the south coast in Swanage? I'll cherish it. Happy to support such a worthy cause. You have Andy P to thank/blame for this.

Donation by Jackie Barker on 07/02/15


+ £27.50 Gift Aid


Donation by Tash Humphris on 03/10/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid


Donation by Rob Taylor on 18/09/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Money from the #skill4scan.

Donation by Ollie Willars on 15/09/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Rich Latimer on 14/09/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

As declared on Twitter, £1 for every RPHC goal last weekend (2 for the 1sts, 3 for the 3rds and 4 for the 4ths)...rounded up to £20.

Donation by Marshall jnr on 08/09/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

For a bucket of ice

Donation by Andy Pearson on 27/08/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

For Ellie's England goals in the Investec Cup (hope for more in the Commonwealth Games) and for my manager's Manchester to Blackpool sponsored bike ride

Donation by Martin's Mum on 15/07/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Now I'm no longer playing hockey and able to score goals, here's my fundraising from the Edinburgh marathon. Great cause xx

Donation by Cath on 15/06/14


+ £76.00 Gift Aid

Made this donation selling my Hockey WC final ticket to a very happy Dutch girl

Donation by Abbie on 15/06/14


+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Amazing effort lads #score4scan

Donation by Toby Roche on 09/06/14

Played with Martin as part of the all-conquering Lancashire U17 side in back in the day. Brilliant cause, and a terrific effort by one and all. Can't wait to see Scanny back on the pitch soon.

Donation by Joe Walker on 06/06/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done, worthy cause and what a fantastic figure! Martin is such an inspiration so 10 Goals from Reece last year :-) lots love from Corinne (Friend of Ruth Scanlon)

Donation by Corinne Prestedge on 04/06/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

More outstanding donations, clean sheets, Sam's EHL goals and so on. Keep going pal and a huge shout out to Martin, brave man fighting on each and every day.

Donation by James Stock on 02/06/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

I have to admit that the three goals were a surprise. It's worth it, though. Great cause, Wardy (and Scan). Cornwall 3 - Cheshire 3 31/05/14

Donation by Paul Scullion on 02/06/14


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

I'm a friend of Dave Scanlon

Donation by Michael lee on 26/05/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Cath with the Edinburgh marathon....xx

Donation by Patti & Co on 23/05/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

For stealing your stick... (Thanks)

Donation by Tom Kerry on 19/05/14


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/14

A few goals from Roses Varsity

Donation by Leo Watton on 19/05/14


As promised here's £200 for the points we managed to get this season. Very happy to be able support you in your fundraising. Most importantly Ann and I hope that Martin is responding to treatment.

Donation by Andy Fairbrother on 14/05/14


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

For second half season goals! Well done Sam, speedy recovery to Martin, from the Sharps

Donation by Sharps on 11/05/14


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Top goalscorer in South Prem 2 cheque - no better place than here. #score4scan

Donation by Baggsy (vfte) on 07/05/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Oakham School 1st XI Boys and Girls Hockey Dinner. Fundraiser in support of a great friend, colleague and coach #score4scan

Donation by Oakham School on 04/05/14


+ £107.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,829.57
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£12,829.57
  • Gift Aid£2,744.94

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