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Wigan dedicated match to Juan Carlos Garcia

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

  • Wigan vs Fleetwood Game

On Saturday 19th September the Leukaemia CARE Fundraising Team and local volunteers joined Wigan Athletic Football Club during their Sky Bet League match against Fleetwood Town Football Club. The match was dedicated to Honduras international defender Juan Carlos Garcia, who is still continuing his treatment for leukaemia.

Players of both teams warmed up in Leukaemia CARE t-shirts, while bucket collections were taking place.

Also during the day, Chairman David Sharpe announced that the club would match the money raised by the FuerzaJCGarcia group, who organised a legend charity match in July. A cheque was presented for £2,386.14 to Leukaemia CARE on the pitch at half-time.

Dedicated messages from fans and teammates were sent to the Honduras international defender. You can see all the messages left to Juan Carlos Garcia here.

Juan Carlos Garcia said: “Thank you to all the Latics fans and to the players for doing this. It helps me to know everyone is thinking about me.”

Latics manager Gary Caldwell dedicated the victory to Juan Carlos and said: “It was an emotional moment when all the supporters applauded on 23 minutes and we wish Juan Carlos the best of luck in his continuing fight.”

“I’m very happy the club and the supporters came together for Juan Carlos, it tells you so much about Wigan Athletic and what we stand for.

Kevin Hateley from Leukaemia CARE said: “We’d like to thank Wigan Athletic for their support and their wonderful supporters for the support we received at the Fleetwood match. Every little helps in supporting our work.”

A special video dedicated to Juan Carlos Garcia can be watched here.