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Elliott Furse is an 8-year-old local Cornish boy who attends Gulval School near Penzance.
Recently taken very poorly with a brain tumour, Elliott is currently undertaking treatment at Bristol Children’s Hospital. He is one of five siblings who, along with parents Samantha and Christian, understandably need the support of each other. Plus, at this particularly scary time, they in turn naturally also deserve the support of community.
A brave young Elliott is pictured following surgery to remove a brain tumour
We can all understand that for family to be close to Elliott and to undertake continuous hospital visits, it is inevitably very expensive, not helped during this present ‘Coronavirus time’ due to the sudden limited availability of hospital housing.
As is often the case, community is indeed thankfully responding, including the Cornish Pirates who are going to provide support by completing 22 hours of exercise for Elliott.
22 hours represents the time Elliott underwent surgery to remove the brain tumour that had been discovered, and 22 Cornish Pirates will be doing an hour of exercise to raise not just awareness but also hopefully some money to contribute via Elliott’s just giving page. The challenge by the Pirates is one to be undertaken during Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Many who know Elliott will be aware that he is the kindest, most caring little boy who is always giving to others. He runs a toy collection every year for Treliske Hospital in order to bring happiness to poorly children, often uses his own money to buy toys to donate, plus he regularly donates pocket money to the Lifeboat. Clearly, Elliott is most deserving for community to come together, to raise required financial support now, in what is his time of need.
Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, Team Manager Matt Evans has said:
A truly admirable youngster, who gives so much to others, Elliott is going through such a difficult time, so to help him and his family in any way is the right thing for us all to do.
Although not a rugby player (yet), Elliott is part of our community in Cornwall, and the beauty of the rugby community is that support is given to others when they need help, regardless.
Elliott’s just giving page can be accessed via the following link:
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