An update from Graham Neale

Updated: May 23

Reading City Football Club is proud to be backing Graham Neale from Caversham who has set himself a challenge of doing 1000 ‘keepy uppys’ without the ball touching the ground (within five attempts) to raise money for the Royal Berkshire Hospital here in Reading, during the coronavirus pandemic, and we have an update from him regarding his challenge.

Following on from Graham's last update on the 2nd May where Graham informed us hat his leg has sadly swollen meaning that he will need to take a few days out of his training for this challenge and because of that, he had also informed us that he would be moving his planned date for the event to take place from the 9th May to the 16th May.


However, on the 11th May, Graham told Reading City Football Club that after being to see the doctor has his leg hadn't made any signs of a good recovery and he was told that he had done some damage to his left knee cartilage and needs to rest for a further 2/3 weeks, this means that Graham's challenge has now been postponed until further notice which he is very disappointed about, but it will go ahead when he's better and we're very proud to be supporting him in his efforts to help our NHS heroes.


Graham would like to thank everyone who has donated to his appeal which will see all proceeds donated to the Royal Berkshire Hospital to assist them in their fight against coronavirus, it's also very much appreciated by the staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.


From everyone here at Reading City Football Club we wish Graham a speedy recovery and we can't wait to see him completing his challenge when he's ready to do so, until then we can help keep his spirits up by supporting him and giving a donation to his challenge, he's attempting to raise £5,000 and all money will go to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, you can donate here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graham-neale


For more information on Graham's challenge visit https://www.readingcityfc.co.uk/post/reading-city-supports-caversham-man-s-keepy-uppy-challenge-in-aid-of-royal-berkshire-hospital


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