Creating Hoppy Memories
Tony was diagnosed with bulbar onset Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 40 years old. Bulbar MND is a life limiting illness with an average prognosis of 2-3 years from onset of symptoms. Tony has had symptoms since May 2016. The diagnosis has come as a huge shock to everyone around us and the support we have had from everyone has been amazing.
Tony is a loving husband and proud daddy to three beautiful (and boisterous ) boys aged 4, 7 and 9 years old.
Tony is well known in football circles as he was a professional footballer playing for Carlisle United from 1992- 2002 and then Workington Reds 2002- 2012.
The aim of this page is to raise enough money to fill the next two years with enough memories to last a lifetime for our boys. If we raise the target we can afford to go to Disney Land! We plan to spend each and every penny on experiences, so by contributing to this fund, you are creating fun and adventure, you can even offer suggestions on what you have done that was unforgettable. We don’t have a specific “Bucket list”, we are keeping an open mind and plan to be spontaneous, which will be super exciting for the kids.
You support is invaluable and your contribution matters………… thankyou so much.
It is important to mention that we will be separately fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. We have set up a "fight back fund" in Tony name and will be doing a number of fundrasing activties.
The Hoppers x
Our boys have watched this fund grow and are so proud of their daddy. So in itself , this experience is unique and and creating memories, they will never forget the love that everyone has shown for Tony.
This is a story they will remember.
Today has been the most surreal day of our lives. We have just sat down with Dan ( who is 9) and read all your comments and contributions.
We are humbled and so thankful for each and every one of your donations.
It is an emotional roller coaster reading those comments, but the support that you have all gave us is beyond belief!
so a huge THANKYOU!
Donation made (forgot to leave a comment!) just to let you know we are all thinking of you! We watched you grow up and seen you make your debut for Carlisle United at Scarborough! Hope you make lots of happy memories! Lots of love PI and Christine Pearson xxx
So sorry to hear about your illness Tony - I remember you and your sister when I was Deputy Head at Inglewood School and there is no doubt you were both an absolute pleasure to know and I cannot imagine how devastated you and your lovely family will be. I will be thinking of you and happy to donate. You certainly do not deserve to contract this dreadful illness.
Hi Tony I've just put £110.00 into your donation. Just to let you know it was raised at the duke of Cumberland for you Mel and Martin brown
Thinking of you & your lovely family Tony, stay strong & keep fighting..xx..
So sorry to hear about your illness,your such a lovely family,sending my love to you all stay strong xx