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CLUB MAKE £8,000 PRESENTATION TO ARCHIE'S ARMY

Proceeds from April's celebrity match donated

1 September 2019

At Saturday's game with Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town were delighted to hand over a cheque for £8,000 to Archie's Army.

This money was raised at April's Celebrity match.

Cobblers fan Archie, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, has lost strength in his muscles since birth and as a result requires the use of an electric wheelchair. He is a very inspirational little boy, he never complains, and despite the huge battles he faces he is always fighting with a smile on his face.

SMA is a life-shortening condition where the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord become diseased, which causes a decline in physical strength. As a result, walking and eating become difficult and a simple chest infection could be fatal.

Although there is medication abroad available to treat Archie’s disease, overseas one injection of the drug Spinraza would cost his family about £75,000 every four months for the rest of his life. Archie’s friends and family are campaigning for this drug to be made available on the NHS.


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