Twenty-year-old Dundee United footballer Jordan Moore has become charity ambassador Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL) which helps youngsters across north east Fife and Tayside.
Following a battle with skin cancer earlier in the year, Jordan decided he wanted to give something back to the community, for all the support they gave him during his recent spell of ill health.
Jordan said: “I was delighted when TCCL approached me and asked for help in raising awareness of cancer in young people. I’m also really looking forward to giving something back to the children and families of Tayside, having gone through cancer myself this year.”
Having undergone a 13 and a half hour operation earlier in the year to remove the cancer, the 20 year old is now fit to play again and already has already scored 9 goals in five games during pre season.
TCCL vice chairperson Claire Smith said: “We were over the moon when Jordan agreed to come on board and support TCCL.
“He’s close in age to some of the youngsters we support and is an incredibly inspirational young man.”
The children’s charity has already raised £324,000 towards the £500,000 cost of a TCCL Lodge – a holiday home for children with cancer and leukaemia which could be built in the St Andrews are and will be available to families in north east Scotland during and after treatment.
TCCL has been supporting families in Tayside, Fife, Angus and Perthshire since 1994. The charity, which is run entirely by volunteers, aims to raise around £40,000 per year to support families in the area affected by childhood cancer or leukaemia.