16 year old Lauren Watkin raises money for the 'Give Tilly a Hand Appeal'

16 year old Lauren Watkin is a HUGE Sunderland supporter and is a season ticket holder. She has supported Tilly since the day she came out of hospital. Recently Lauren decided to walk from Crook near Durham to Sunderland Stadium of Light and raised £700 on the way to help Tilly.

We think that this is a huge acheivement and a very positive thing to show what young people in the North East are doing for charity. The photograph above shows Tilly being presented with the cheque.

Well done Lauren and a big thank you from sunderland fan Tilly.

Therokerend.com and The Sunderland Former Players Association are proud supporters of the 'Give Tilly a Hand Appeal' - an appeal set up for Tilly who lost her hands and toes at age 4 to Meningococcal Septicaemia. For more information or to donate visit www.givetillyahand.com