Club striker, Michael Keeling and his wife completed the ‘Rough Runner’ 10k run on Sunday, 17th June 2018. Why, you might ask? Well, it was to raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.


Alder Hey Children’s Charity raise funds to support pioneering work. They rely upon public support to help the 275,000 young people they treat each year.

For fear of not doing this particular cause justice, we will leave Michael and Sam to explain…

It all started with a little Alien…Poppy ‘Rocket’ Elsie Keeling.

Our little hero suffered with a very rare condition called Cloaca which affects 1 in every 50,000. During her visit to this very strange planet Poppy was taken care of by the amazing teams at Alder Hey.

Alder Hey not only helped our Poppy but they have done amazing work for many more families and we would like to show them our appreciation by raising money for a few of their departments. The money raised will be shared between the Alder Hey’s PICU, Urology department and The Alder Centre Bereavement team so they can continue to help families that have to go through what we did and improve their knowledge and skills to provide success in the future.

I would like to mention my brother and sister in law, Shaun and Jo, for their tremendous courage and strong mentality. They have both been through the most difficult time of their lives and they have come out stronger. The most amazing people, an inspiration to the both of us, I don’t think I would be where I am without them. When these two had our ‘Poppy Rocket’, ‘Pain in the arse’ she could only stay with us for a short amount of time. Four days of the craziest up and downs but sadly she had to get of in her rocket and explore the universe.

Also would like to mention my family and how amazing they have been and my friends that have been there for us all.

Any pennies would be greatly appreciated

Thanks, Michael and Sam

It would be incredible if all those associated with the Chesh were able to help towards this amazing cause. God forbid any of us find ourselves in this horrendous position, we are lucky to have possibly the best children’s hospital in the world right on our doorstep!

Whatever donation you can afford would help. Simply click here to go to their ‘Just Giving’ page.