We were delighted to have a very special guest as one of our mascots last night when Fenton Tutty helped lead the U’s out against West Ham United
Fenton led out the Oxford side alongside captain Jamie Mackie after meeting the whole squad in the changing room before the game.
Jamie told us “It was a pleasure to have Fenton around before the game and hopefully he enjoyed the match; he certainly brought us luck didn’t he? It was great to see him doing well and we were more than happy to have him involved in what turned out to be a fantastic night for everyone at Oxford.”
Fenton was diagnosed with leukaemia this summer, just days after joining United’s under-9 team, but he has fought back brilliantly and has able to take part in aspects of training again.
Fenton's Fight continues though, and everyone at the club supported Fenton's family when they hosted a charity day two weeks ago.The whole squad signed home, away and goalkeeper shirts, Cameron Brannagan signed and donated match-worn boots, keepers Simon Eastwood and Jack Stevens signed and donated gloves, and former players Curtis Nelson and Chris Maguire sent a pair of boots and a signed Sunderland shirt.
The auction and various other events raised a whopping £10,575, which was shared between the charities Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, Team Mikalaya, and CLIC. Other events have included an abseil down the front of the JR Hospital and a tandem skydive that raised £1,800 to enable Fenton to go on holiday when he is able.
Help us get behind Fenton’s Fight. Go to Facebook and search for the page Fenton’s Fight, where you can see what activities are taking place and how to donate.