Former Nantwich Town Star in Blood Cancer Battle

Article: Jack Beresford

Former Nantwich Town right winger Dave Newton has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (Blood Cancer). He will be starting intense chemotherapy at North Staffs Cancer Centre, spending four weeks at hospital and one week at home over a four-month period.

Once he has finished this treatment he will then need a bone marrow stem cell transplant from a matching donor. Usually the best way of finding a bone marrow match is usually via your siblings, however unfortunately Dave has lost both of his brothers which reduces the chances of him finding a donor.

Dabbers Manager Dave Cooke (photo: Jonathan White)

Newton played under current manager Dave Cooke in his first spell as player/Manager back in 1986. “He was a rapid right winger, I remember playing with; and managing him in my first spell at the club. He’s a top bloke and I know he still comes down to watch the boys.

“We are looking for any possible help and support that we can get, so I am urging our supporters to share with their friends, families and work colleagues to help us find a suitable donor for Dave”

Could you be the perfect match for Dave, or someone like him?

If you’re 17-55 and in general good health, you can request a swab kit to become a lifesaver in-waiting today by requesting your swab kit here.