Derry City legend Mark Farren needs your help

FAI President Tony Fitzgerald presents the Hall of Fame trophy to former Derry City striker Mark Farren. Picture by Matt Browne (Sportsfile).
FAI President Tony Fitzgerald presents the Hall of Fame trophy to former Derry City striker Mark Farren. Picture by Matt Browne (Sportsfile).
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After six years of fighting against a life threatening condition, Derry City legend Mark Farren needs our help.

In a statement from the Farren family they said: Mark’s third surgery took place a month ago and surgeons removed 80-90 per cent of a tumour.

The invasive nature of the procedure has had a stunting effect on his speech and mobility. The biopsy which followed has indicated that the tumour is a grade 4, meaning it’s highly aggressive.

Being no stranger to thinking outside the box, Mark is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany. The six week treatment programme is his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life. Treatment will cost approximately €30,000.

This is the one goal with which Mark needs our help, any contribution is greatly appreciated.

Over the coming weeks there will be a number of fundraising activities led by Mark’s former team-mates, Kevin McHugh, Ruaidhri Higgins and Ciaran Martyn, along with PFA Ireland and other sporting bodies, including Mark’s former clubs Derry City and Glenavon.

Higgins did a collect at the Longford Town versus Derry game on Saturday night.

To donate to the Mark Farren Fund click here and supporters can also donate by leaving money at the Derry City Club Office at the Brandywell.