It’s Friday (woo!), the day where we select our favourite social media activity from the #GoalballFamily and beyond.
This week we are dedicating the round-up to the amazing effort shown by the goalball community to fundraise for Great Britain player Megan Smithson-Booth.
Along with the donations that were made, there was an array of heart-warming messages of support for Megan and we wanted to compile a handful of them for you all to enjoy.
Dylan Malpas, England Blind Football Sighted Goalkeeper and Teacher at RNC gave his thoughts on the amazing achievement when the fundraising target was met for Megan’s surgery!
FANTASTIC news, delighted @RNC_Hereford and @GoalballUK student athlete Megan, can get the operation she needs 🙌 https://t.co/Y5L2MX6RnJ— Dylan (@dylanmalpas) June 26, 2021
Ian Braid was next in wishing Megan well after the target was met (in under 48 hours!!)
The support & generosity of the #Goalballfamily is right behind you. See you back on court. Take & give care. Ian— Ian Braid FMHC (@Imbraid) June 26, 2021
Goalball UK CEO Mark Winder reiterating the fact that the #GoalballFamily are amazing!
Thank you to everyone who has supported this! I know @smithson_meg is truly grateful. #GoalballFamily is the best 💙🔵 https://t.co/D4hFQSiPTA— Mark Winder (@markkwinder) June 25, 2021
Georgie Bullen, Great Britain team mate shared a lovely message promoting people to donate to ensure Megan can keep her Paralympic dream alive.
Megan is a huge part of our team (and an absolute legend) - if you can share the page or give any money to help her get this career-saving surgery, I promise you couldn’t find a more deserving person! https://t.co/knSADcyfLG— Georgie Bullen (@GeorgieGoalball) June 24, 2021
The togetherness in the Great Britain squad shone through with Sarah Leiter also getting involved!
@smithson_meg is a talented, hard working and fun teammate who needs to raise £5000 for hip surgery. Not just to get back on court but to be able to walk without pain again. Please support #GetMeganBackOnTheTeam— Sarah Leiter (@SarahLeiter) June 24, 2021
And finally, we hear from Megan herself who was speechless after the support from the #GoalballFamily!
I’m truley speechless. I don’t think my words could ever express my appreciation and gratitude for everyone’s generous donations. Thank you all so much for the support ☺️ https://t.co/bKAd3WggqT— Meg 👑 (@smithson_meg) June 25, 2021
Incredibly the £5000 target was smashed in under 48 hours. Donations are still being accepted, so if you didn’t get a chance to donate you can still do so, with the extra money going straight into the Goalball UK’s high performance talent pathway to support more rising stars of goalball like Megan.
Donate to support Goalball UK here.