Playing Football For Team Ellis
Stars from the football world came out to support Ellis Robinson a Rochdale Academy Player who suffered life changing injuries during a football match. #TEAMELLIS
Last night the Team Ellis charity match took place at Sportsdirect.com Park, which saw the likes of Manchester United legend Paul Scholes kit up once again to raise money for 17-year-old Ellis Robinson and his family, who were astonished at the amount of people who turned up to watch.
The Joe Royles OAFC Legends Team, which included Latics' present manager John Sheridan, Andy Holt, Andy Ritchie, Frankie Bunn and David Ayres, battled it out against The All Stars Team which consisted of big names such as Paul Scholes, ex Chelsea players Frank Sinclair and Ray Wilkins, and even professional boxer Anthony Crolla.
Ellis was taken to Salford Royal hospital a few months ago due to a freak accident whilst playing a 5-a-side game, where he slipped and another player fell on him. An MRI and CT scan discovered that he fractured his C4 and C5 vertabre, causing a disc to slip into his spinal cord which caused paralysis from the shoulders down.
It is still not known whether he will be able to walk again or how much feeling will return, but his family are hoping he can get back to his normal self. He's currently undergoing physio sessions which are making improvements every day, and these fundraisers alongisde loving support from family and friends are making the journey that little bit easier for the youngster.
Their next fundraiser is on the 21st of May, where his friends at Hopwood Hall College are working with Rochdale F.C to host ‘We’re running for Robinson’ at Spotland Park. There be run around the stadium, with merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles, prize stalls and much more.
The Team Ellis GoFundMe page has raised just short of £12,000, it's for a great cause so if you's like to donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/zsrwnfr8.
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