Footballer’s mum to have operation

Brighouse Town players Adam Wilson, Ernest Boafo, Leon Henry and Ryan Hall
Brighouse Town players Adam Wilson, Ernest Boafo, Leon Henry and Ryan Hall

Vital funds raised for Brighouse Town striker Ernest Boafo’s mum Alberta will see her undergo a vital operation in Ghana today (Thursday) to remove a tumour that is affecting her eyesight.

The community has rallied round to raise funds for Alberta, with the club organising several fundraising events over the past few weeks which have been well supported by fans and businesses.

Club chairman Ray McLaughlin thanked everyone for their support.

“In total, BTAFC made £1,576 from the race night and donations, so with the £800 from Ernest’s family and the £1,000 from Abzorb/Wellness Hub, the total is £3,376, which is brilliant,” he said.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you for all you’ve done to help.”