A group of football fans from Aylesbury have come together to help a five-year-old boy from Swansea who is fighting cancer.

The footy fanatics, who play for the charity team Green Machine, featured in a fundraising game at the Aylesbury Vale Academy on February 19 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer, in aid of Morgan's Army.

Morgan, five, is fighting a rare form of cancer after being diagnosed several years ago.

In a spirited 11-a-side encounter, the Greens took on Berryfields at the secondary school and defeated their counterparts 7-3.

T A K E T H E G O O D W I T H T H E B A D We’ve always been about sharing our journey with honesty. I think myself and Matt have both agreed it wouldn’t be helpful to anyone to always put a brave face on, and sometimes it would be exhausting to do so. Cancer parents will know the constant pressure to remain positive and try to enjoy every moment. Live for the day. We all want to do that so easy. We simply would be doing cancer parents a disservice by not acknowledging that some days feel impossible. Some days I feel like I can fight the world, other days I feel like I’d be happy if it swallowed me up. Today being one of those days. I know that someday soon, that fight will return but we have to allow ourselves to feel all the emotions that come with the journey. We can’t bottle up the bad and hope that it’ll go away- because it won’t. It will just build until the bottle goes pop. We don’t have that ‘luxury’, we have to remain strong to be good advocates for our battling children. So sometimes I think I’m just going to forgive myself and allow myself to just feel sad, hard done by, heavy and woe is me. Tomorrow I’ll be better ❤️. You don’t have to wear the cape all the time. Cancer parents are still people. Human people who are being strong because they were given no choice. Thank you to Matt and all my family for being there with me in the moment today- and for being the people they are. I’ve had some beautiful gifts, including a little opportunity for self care from my parents in a treat at a beauty salon. A huge thank you also to you, Morgan’s Army for supporting our platform, for allowing us to share awareness, champion cancer families and helping us to make a difference. I’m just about to settle down with some Prosecco, a Chinese, Matt and some crap telly. Here’s hoping that the 33rd chapter of my life brings some good ❤️ Nat x • Donate to Morgs Fund for charity here; https://gofund.me/0dd3e2a2 and help us support childhood cancer families and causes in South Wales and beyond • #morgsarmy #cancersucks #treatment #hope #fuckcancer #lifraumeni #lifraumenisyndrome #cancer#childhoodcancer #cancerwarrior #NoOneFightsAlone #hospitallife #chemotherapy #wales #welshandproud #adrenalcancer

Posted by Morgan’s Army on Tuesday, 21 February 2023

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Over £600 was raised for the charity, along with several football shirts.

Hayden Brown, who works as a PE teacher at a special needs school, said: “We saw Morgan's story online and we thought we should do something for him and his family.

"We've done the match and we are trying to get a football shirt from each of the 92 teams across the Football League to give to Morgan.

"This is to show solidarity between all clubs that we can beat this disease.

Bucks Free Press: The two teams after the match on February 19 at the Aylesbury Vale AcamedyThe two teams after the match on February 19 at the Aylesbury Vale Acamedy (Image: Newsquest)

“We are a competitive bunch but we’re here to help the charity.”

Neil Harding, who helped co-found Green Machine FC in 2017, added: “This is a great cause to try and help a five-year-old boy with cancer.

“We have had 35 players that wanted to play for us, both male and female, and it’s great to see so many players that want to help for charity.”

Bucks Free Press: Just some of the shirts that have been donated to Morgan's ArmyJust some of the shirts that have been donated to Morgan's Army (Image: NQ)

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The donated shirts included Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton, Portsmouth, and Peterborough United.

A signed Derby County shirt, Lincoln City shirt, and West Ham United shirt were also given, whilst matchworn tops from Wycombe Wanderers and Swansea City were also donated.

The gifted Chairboys shirt was a yellow away kit from the 2020/21 season when the club were in the Championship.

It was worn by former midfielder Alex Pattison (now at Harrogate Town), during a pre-season friendly.

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The shirt was donated a few hours before Wanderers defeated Derby 3-2 at Adams Park on February 11, in a wonderful show of kindness.

The top, along with several unsold away kits from the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, were made available to purchase at the stadium for only a few days.

Incredibly, after Hayden had explained his aim with the shirts to a member of the public at Adams Park, a Wanderers fan overheard the conversation and bought the kit for the cause.

The tops will be turned into a blanket for Morgan with the signed shirts being framed.

Morgan is a Swansea City fan.