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Nottingham Forest fans to applaud in sixth minute for Liam Andrew

By Advertiser Reporter

Fans of Nottingham Forest will pay tribute to Liam Andrew who passed away on Tuesday.

The six year old, of Beacon Heights, Newark, was a huge Forest fan.

An Irish fan group Nottingham Forest Football Club Supporters Club Munster Branch is encouraging fans to applaud in the sixth minute of their match against Stoke City on Saturday as a tribute to Liam.

This was supported by fan group Forza Garibaldi, who are responsible for fan campaigns and displays inside the stadium.

Supporters' groups are encouraging fans to applaud in the sixth minute for Little Liam.
Supporters' groups are encouraging fans to applaud in the sixth minute for Little Liam.

This comes after the club paid tribute to Liam Andrew on Wednesday with a message on social media.

Forest tweeted: 'Everyone at #NFFC is saddened to hear of the passing of Liam Andrew, a brave young boy who lost his battle with a rare brain tumour. Our deepest condolences to Liam's family and friends at this sad time'.

Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest

Liam had a rare cancerous tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) which is highly aggressive and difficult to treat.

He spent his last few days surrounded by his loving family and friends at Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough.

Over £140,000 was raised by his family, friends and supporters for potential treatment after Newarkers took Liam to their hearts.

Danny Fox and Liam at the City Ground.
Danny Fox and Liam at the City Ground.

In a Facebook message posted after his death, his family said they always knew it was going to be a tough fight but they had been able to face it, and do what they could to help find a treatments with the strength and support of the local community.

"He battled bravely to the end and continued to do what he always did, spread and share his love," the message said.

"This is by no means the end of Liam's story.

"His short and incredible life will help others suffering from DIPG.

"We hope to have an involvement with raising awareness in the future of this cruel and aggressive illness."


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