The family of much-loved England footballer Norman Hunter have organised another charity golf day in his memory, raising funds for Leeds Hospitals Charity to support cancer research. Last years event raised a staggering £40k and funded a major piece of equipment for a Leukeamia clinical trial.
Norman began his football career with Leeds United in 1959 and was part of the FIFA 1966 World Cup winning squad where he rose to international fame. He was given the nickname "Bites Yer Legs" Hunter, known as a tough tackling centre half and defensive midfielder on the pitch.
In 2013, Norman was diagnosed with Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and was receiving treatment at Leeds Cancer Centre. He sadly died aged 76 in April 2020 after contracting COVID-19.
Professor Peter Hillmen, Consultant in Clinical Haematology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, whose team looked after Norman for seven years said:
“Norman was a humble and delightful gentleman; it was an honour to care for him and I’m so grateful to his family for putting on this golf day to support research into CLL here in Leeds. The money raised through this fantastic event in Norman’s memory will make a huge difference to the research, treatment and care we can offer to patients at Leeds Cancer Centre.”
The Norman Hunter Golf Day 2022 will be held on Friday 24th June at Horsforth Golf Club.
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