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12 Apr 2017 : Linnets fans to paint the town yellow in memory of Charlie

In line with other sections of the local community, fans of Runcorn Linnets are being asked to wear yellow this Saturday when the first team entertains Maine Road in The Hallmark Security League Premier Division.

This is in memory of former Runcorn Town junior footballer Charlie Lunt.

In March 2015, Charlie (then aged nine) was diagnosed with two types of cancer; neuroblastoma (usually found in under 5s) and pheochromocytoma (normally found in over 40s).

Charlie stayed true to his on the pitch nickname, 'Tank' and underwent months of chemotherapy battling against his illness.

Unfortunately a new site developed and the cancer further spread to his lungs.

Charlie 'Tank' Lunt sadly passed away on April 15th 2016 aged 10 after a year-long rollercoaster ride.

Charlie was a gentle soul and in his memory funds are being raised to help the three children's cancer charities, which supported Charlie and his family throughout their journey - James Apter Friendship Fund, CHICS (Children's Cancer Support Group) and the Owen McVeigh Foundation.

A bucket collection will take place at Saurday's match at The Millbank Linnets Stadium (kick off 3pm).

You can also donate at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/MarvellousCharlie. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Recent Headlines

16 May : Slight changes to pre-season schedule

16 May : Lee Chesterson joins Trust Board with fundraising brief

14 May : Linnets welcome new club secretary Steve Dale

13 May : 'First' friendlies unveiled by Runcorn Linnets

09 May : Danny O'Brien and Michael Simpson will be back next season

08 May : Zac Aley and Stuart Wellstead are here to stay

08 May : Defenders Tom Hardwick and Chris Lawton to remain the centre of attention at The Millbank

07 May : Coppin strikes as Linnets Ladies retain Challenge Cup

06 May : Triple Player of the Year Aaron Morris targets title success next season with Runcorn Linnets

06 May : Vice-presidencies awarded to founder board members Derek, Lynn and Rob

02 May : Kristian Holt and Kieran Nolan nail colours firmly to Linnets mast

02 May : Mark Houghton and Antony Hickey display staying power again

30 Apr : Aaron Morris and Freddie Potter commit to Runcorn Linnets

30 Apr : Kyle Hamid and Paul Shanley agree terms to stay at Runcorn Linnets

29 Apr : Runcorn beat AFC Darwen 8-0

25 Apr : 'Pay What You Want' as Linnets host AFC Darwen in season finale

22 Apr : Runcorn lose to Squires Gate 3-2

21 Apr : Supporters Club Easter draw winners announced

17 Apr : Runcorn draw with Hanley Town 0-0

15 Apr : Runcorn beat Maine Road 1-0

12 Apr : Linnets fans to paint the town yellow in memory of Charlie

08 Apr : Runcorn beat AFC Darwen 0-3

08 Apr : Freddie lands Macron Player of the Month accolade

02 Apr : Houghto's matchwinner brings up a century of first-team goals

02 Apr : Great news, everyone - we're Macron Club of the Month

01 Apr : Runcorn beat Atherton Collieries 0-1

25 Mar : Runcorn beat Bootle 1-2

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