A MONK Bretton Dad and his son are being supported by football clubs to raise money for the National Autism Society after the youngster was diagnosed with the condition.
Robert Campbell, 36, said he started to notice some changes in his three-year-old son Harry’s behaviour during lockdown.
After going through the correct avenues, Harry was eventually diagnosed with autism in January.
Robert now wants to do his bit alongside his son to make people more aware of what the condition actually is.
He said: “We want to spread the word and make more people aware of the help they can get.
“I got in touch with Barnsley Football Club and they were really supportive.
“We’re going to be doing a bucket fundraiser on April 1 at the Morecambe match to raise money for the National Autistic Society as it coincides with autism awareness week.”
Other football clubs are also supporting the fundraising effort.
“We reached out to the wider footballing community to hold a prize draw,” he added.
“Barnsley, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford have all donated matchday tickets.“
We’ve had a signed ball from Rotherham United and Manchester United are sending over some signed photos.“
The prize draw will start of March 27 and end at 12noon on April 2.”