Beneath the first team at Binfield Football Club there are hundreds and hundreds of youngsters enjoying, learning and playing the game.
Unfortunately, one of our own, 11-year-old Ben Collins, suffered an ACL injury while playing for Binfield Pumas so we wanted to raise a little awareness and hopefully a little money to help Ben with his recovery.
Ben’s mum Lisa wrote: “Ben Collins is a boy who is all about his sport. He’s suffered some really bad luck and we’re asking for a little help to get him over it. During an innocuous tackle in a friendly football match playing for his club, the Binfield Pumas, Ben suffered a ruptured ACL in his left knee, as well as a micro-fracture, a segond (not second, although it sort of is!) fracture to his tibia and a likely meniscus tear. This is very rare for a boy so young.”
Without surgery Ben won’t be able to play sports again, but surgery waiting times at the moment mean that it could be years before he is able to play again anyway.
Ben’s parents Lisa and Paul have therefore set up a JustGiving page to raise £5,000 to try and get their son the operation and rehabilitation he needs much sooner.
Lisa writes: “We’re asking for a little help from anyone who’s willing and able to give it, to literally help Ben get back on his feet and back into doing the sports he loves, especially football. Any donations will be gratefully received and will help pay for the operation and for the physiotherapy that Ben will need afterwards.”
If you are able to make a donation, however big or small, you can do so on the JustGiving page here.