Teenagers team up for charity match

Ellie Shaul who is recovering from a brain tumour is organising a charty football match with her fri

Ellie Shaul who is recovering from a brain tumour is organising a charty football match with her friendJack Long. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Two brave teenagers have teamed up to hold a charity football match for causes close to their heart.

Jack Long who is suffering from leukaemia has organised a charity football match with his friend Ell

Jack Long who is suffering from leukaemia has organised a charity football match with his friend Ellie Shaul. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Friends Ellie Shaul and Jack Long will be cheering on the players during the game at Holt football ground on Sunday.

Ellie, 17, from Briston was diagnosed with brain tumour two years ago. The tumour was removed during an operation at Addenbrookes Hospital, but she has been left with a number of complications and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March last year.

After suffering severe leg pain and breathing difficulties 15-year-old Jack, from Beeston Regis, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December.

Ellie is supporting the Sick Children's Trust and Brain Tumour Charity and Jack Teenage Cancer Trust and Jenny Lind Children's Department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he has been having treatment.

The event organised by Ellie's dad Trevor includes a barbecue and raffle and starts 3pm, with the match kicking off at 4pm.

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