Crowdfunding appeal raises £800 for Saffron Walden Town Football Club player's mask

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 December 2016

Perry Moody, who was injured against Hadleigh United

Perry Moody, who was injured against Hadleigh United

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A crowdfunding appeal to pay for a face mask so that a Saffron Walden Town Football Club player can carry on playing football with a broken nose has raised £800.

The Bloods defender Perry Moody was involved in a challenge against Hadleigh United that saw him break his nose and end up with concussion.

Thanks to the generosity of the fans of Saffron Walden Town FC, Perry is now back playing for the Bloods wearing the mask while his nose heals.

Perry said: “I would like to give a massive thank you for people’s support, not only for me but for local football as well.”

The appeal was launched by club secretary Jonathan Scripps after Perry had to have surgery and his doctors said he would have to wear a mask if he wanted to continue playing.

Mr Scripps said the club’s insurance would not cover the mask and that Perry was desperate to get back onto the pitch.

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