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£42,000 raised to #Support25

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze can confirm today that thanks to funds raised by the Support 25 Campaign, together with the Ice Hockey community Adam Calder has managed to book the course of cancer treatment that he urgently requires. 

The treatment will take place in Europe and Adam will leave later this month to begin the process.

We can now confirm the final figure raised as being approximately £42,000, far surpassing the original target of £25,000.  

Around half of the total raised will go directly to pay for Adam’s treatment in Europe.

The cost for this treatment also includes the opportunity for Adam to return after Christmas for a further course should it be required.

James Pease, the Blaze Director of Community and Hockey Operations, and close friend of Adam, was one of the main organisers of the Support 25 campaign and said today:

“We are happy to be able to help Adam secure this treatment, it was a huge effort from the worldwide hockey family.  The treatment costs put a large hole in the money raised for Adam, and we may well decide to run future events or fund raising to continue to help ‘Calds’, but for now we want to thank the Coventry Blaze fans, as well as hockey fans the world over for their kind donations, support and generosity over the last few weeks. We also want to say a special thank you to Tony Smith, Paul Thompson and the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Club for their support in the benefit game that raised a considerable percentage of this money for Adam”

Pease continued “We will of course keep people up to date with Adam’s progress, I know Adam also wants me to thank everyone again, on his behalf that helped raise this huge amount of money”