The Welsh international presented the cheque to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation at the Glasgow hospital’s Schiehallion ward on behalf of his own charity, the John Hartson Foundation, set up following his battle with testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain and left him fighting for life.
The 37-year-old, now assistant manager to the Welsh FA, said, “Yorkhill Children’s Foundation provides fantastic support at a time when families need it most.
“I have four kids of my own and the thought of your child being diagnosed with cancer is devastating for any parent.
“Yorkhill Children’s Foundation is a cause very close to my heart and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to hand over this cheque today thanks to the help of our supporters who pull out all the stops to raise vital funds for the Foundation.
“Our next big fundraiser is the BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge in July when we hope to raise more funds for great causes with the help of our supporters.”
Hartson, who earned 51 caps for Wales, will be in attendance at the legendary AFC Bournemouth End of Season Player Awards Dinner held at the Goldsands Stadium on Sunday 28th April, the day after the Cherries all important final npower League One fixture away at Tranmere Rovers.
With the season racing to an exciting climax, the dinner will hopefully be an opportunity for supporters, sponsors and players to celebrate a successful season on the south coast.
Tickets for the event are on sale now to supporters, corporate partners and player sponsors, and are priced at £55 plus VAT each, or £45 plus VAT for player sponsors.
Alternatively for a table of ten, tickets are £500 plus VAT.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm kick-off, and tickets include a welcome drink, three-course meal with coffee, along with the player awards ceremony, auction and raffle.
For further information or to book, please contact Emma Wall on 01202 726306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.