Over £7,000 raised for Mark Farren following charity game

Gary Hamilton has praised everyone who helped raise over £7,000 to help former striker Mark Farren.

Glenavon and a Derry City Select side played a special fundraising game at Mourneview Park – with the Lurgan Blues running out 6-3 winners last night.

Mark Farren and his wife Terri-Louise with Peter Hutton and Gary Hamilton before the Glenavon and Derry City select fundraising match at Mourneview Park. The former Derry City and Glenavon striker is battling an aggressive brain tumour and is hopeful treatment in Germany could aid that fight. Picture by William Cherry/Presseye

Mark Farren and his wife Terri-Louise with Peter Hutton and Gary Hamilton before the Glenavon and Derry City select fundraising match at Mourneview Park. The former Derry City and Glenavon striker is battling an aggressive brain tumour and is hopeful treatment in Germany could aid that fight. Picture by William Cherry/Presseye

More importantly, a significant sum of money was raised to help Farren who is battling against an aggressive brain tumour.

The 33-year-old requires specialist treatment in Mexico which costs in the region of £25,000.

“We have raised over £7,000 tonight which is fantastic for Mark and his family,” Glenavon boss Hamilton said.

“It is a great effort from both clubs , especially considering this game was only arranged a week ago.

“Full credit to everyone involved, from all the players, officials and the supporters who came along.

“Special mention to the Derry City fans who made the journey tonight, and also the Glenavon supporters who donated. It was a fantastic occasion. It was good see Mark here. He has been through so much, so it means a lot that he came along tonight.

“We just have to hope and pray that he gets the treatment he needs that will either prolong or save his life.

“We are all hoping and praying that his situation improves.”

For more information on how to donate, go to www.markfarren.com.