Supporters of Jimmy Greaves have reached a £30,000 target to fund physiotherapy for the former England striker who suffered a severe stroke in May – but we need to continue to keep raising funds for the legendary Spurs striker – please donate here!
Greaves, 75, left hospital in June, and the money is being earmarked to pay for 500 hours of treatment.
Tottenham, one of his former clubs, have paid for part of Greaves’ treatment, and the Football Association has also made a contribution, understood to be a four-figure sum.
An internet campaign set up by the former footballer’s agent Terry Baker has also seen members of the public contribute donations, and by 11.20am on Sunday morning the total raised on the Crowdfunding website had reached £30,350.
Former England team-mate George Cohen questioned why the football world had not already rallied behind Greaves, who scored 44 goals in 57 England appearances and also played for Chelsea and West Ham.
Speaking before the public appeal reached its goal, Cohen told the Sunday People: “It really is sheer madness that this money hasn’t already been raised for Jimmy by people within the game. For one of the greatest players I’ve ever met to be left in this situation is very sad.”
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