Rangers fans have helped raise over £1200 in 24 hours for a Sheffield-based cancer campaigner, by way of an apology to the man in question.
Famous in the Sheffield area as ‘The Man with the Pram’, 77-year-old John Burkhill has spent the last 25 years trying his best to raise £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support, and, to date, his Just Giving page shows he’s managed to obtain more than £350,000 in donations.
John is synonymous with his bright green t-shirt, green pram and green wig, and he was out campaigning in the area surrounding Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium when Rangers visited for yesterday’s friendly.
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) July 30, 2017
The Gers ran out comfortable 2-0 winners, and despite the overwhelming majority of fans apparently behaving well, it seems John didn’t have the best experience.
It’s difficult to know exactly what happened, but judging by comments on social media, it appears some fans removed John’s wig from his head, and left him pretty upset.
Well, once this was fed back to other Rangers fans, they decided to make amends for John.
Club 1872 have set-up a You Caring page which started with a target of £500 – but at the time this was published, donations have already exceeded £1200.
Moreover, pledges and comments of goodwill have also been flying into John’s personal donations page.
Well played to all of the Rangers fans involved.
What a brilliant gesture!