Footballers have continued to add support to Milan’s Third Battle ahead of the first event in the inspirational teenager’s name since his death.
The newly created Inspired By Milan fundraiser will continue with an auction and Take That with Robbie Williams tribute night in June.
His mother, Gita will also climb Scotland’s highest peak, Ben Nevis to add to funds.
The auction at the Wardens has seen overwhelming support from famous faces, with a signed England shirt, signed ball by Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard as well as signed picture of players all to be sold off on the night.
The club where Milan played for most of his life was behind the hugely popular and inspirational Support Milan’s Third Battle campaign .
As a result of the message spread on social media, football-mad teenager Milan was able to meet players and clubs across the UK and hundreds of charity wristbands were sold.
We have some great items to auction off, it is going to be a great nightPaul Calver
Paul Calver, Wardens coach who is leading the fundraiser, said it was a fitting tribute to honour the life of the teenager who was an inspiration at the club.
“We have sold 250 tickets so far and hope to sell more,” he said. “We have some amazing items to auction, there has been great support so far.”
The teenager, who died days before his 15th birthday in March, was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in 2012.
Since that time, his inspiring attitude and love for life has helped raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Kenilworth School pupils had tribute in the programme of his favourite club, Arsenal and Wayne Rooney sent out messages of support.
Tickets are now on sale for £10 from the club, with all proceeds going towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.
His mother, Gita will complete her mountain climb on June 13 to add to ongoing fundraising efforts.
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Inspired by Milan Patel has already reached £15,000 of a 19,000 target for the charity.