HAVANT and Waterlooville footballers hope to be the match of the day after they gave their support to an eight-year-old boy in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Hawks players and manager Shaun Gale turned out at Langstone Technology Park, in Havant, last night to provide samples during a donor recruitment session.
Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan is taking saliva samples in a bid to find a match for Oliver Baylis, from Horsham, Sussex, who suffers from an inherited disorder of the bone marrow.
His family were told he could develop leukaemia aged 10, and earlier this year, doctors said he was starting to show signs.
The charity is keen to recruit male donors aged 18 to 30 as they are most likely to be a bone marrow match.
Anthony Nolan wants to sign up more people in its quest to find the right match for little Oliver.
For more information on becoming a donor, visit anthonynolan.org.