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23 December 2016

Brave Oliver will carry out matchball for Boxing Day clash with Fulham

Cole Skuse, Bart Bialkowski and Tom Lawrence met with Boxing Day's very special Community Champion whilst visiting children at West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward as part of the Club’s annual visits to local hospitals and hospices. 

Five-year-old Oliver Roy Turner was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour back in March 2016. Following major surgery to take away his kidney so that the tumour was removed, Oliver has had to undergo intensive sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and will continue to do so until February 2017. 

Oliver has shown immeasurable bravery and with signs so far indicating that he is doing well, we all hope for a positive outcome. This boy is a real life superhero, inspiring us all as he fights this horrible disease with strength, courage and determination. 

Oliver and his family have the full force of Ipswich Town support behind them and on Boxing Day for the game against Fulham we will show Oliver just what that means.

We are very proud of this special little boy and will be delighted to have him at Portman Road on Monday, along with dad Russell, who has supported Town since he was Oliver’s age. It’s our honour to have Oliver as our Community Champion.

If you know someone who deserves some recognition for doing something special, going above and beyond, shown a huge amount of bravery or given up their time for a local charity, or maybe they’ve shown kindness towards others or deserve a bit of recognition for overcoming adversity, then email your nomination as Community Champion to

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