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Loom to the Moon

15 August 2014

U's ask fans to support brave Skye

We’d like to help Skye Hall to Loom to the Moon

Skye is an incredible little boy from Abingdon who has been battling cancer since last year. Just weeks before he was due to start school he began to feel sick in the mornings and was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Skye’s friends have kept him up to speed with the latest schoolground craze of looming and he has, until recently, been kept very busy looming while receiving oxygen treatment, when he is shut in a chamber for 1½ hours three times.

Skye is the first child in the UK to be given this type of treatment for severe nerve damage caused by the radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the staff at the MS centre have always joked with Skye that they were sending him to the moon every time they locked the door and counted down for the pressurization to start.

Always up for a challenge, Skye asked how many loom bands it would take to ‘ping’ to the moon – answer: billions! He then decided he wanted to set a world record challenge! Sadly however, he has recently become virtually paralyzed from the shoulders down and now needs the help of every looming enthusiast to reach his goal.

Oxford United fans can help Skye reach for the moon. If you can loom then help us by looming as far as you can reach and bring them along to our next home game against Portsmouth. Bring them in to the game and we will collect them and take them along to Skye and his family. Any colour looming is good but yellow and blue would be perfect…

Business development manager Peter Rhoades-Brown said:

“Skye is a local lad from Abingdon and we know that Oxford fans love to help in situations like this. It would be fantastic if everyone helped us out and we could get a smile on Skye’s face.”

For further information on Skye and Loom to the Moon visit https://www.facebook.com/loomtothemoon


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