Rotherham United are proud to be supporting our former Academy Coach Tony Mee, as he embarks on the ‘Tour de Tony’s Former Clubs’ next month, in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Association.
Like many others across the globe, charities have been hit hard during the Covid-19 pandemic and they need our help more than ever.
Tony’s wife was sadly diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in 2013 and he has been raising money for the foundation ever since, amassing over £3040 in this year alone, a staggering 150% over his original target of £2021.
And now, Tony will be cycling to and from each of his former clubs that he has worked for since leaving the army in 2002, in order to raise some much-needed funds for HDA. Tony worked for the Millers between 2002 and 2013 in various roles in Rotherham United’s Academy setup, spending 11 years with the Millers.
Now Lead Youth Development Coach at Doncaster Rovers, he will be cycling from Keepmoat Stadium to AESSEAL New York Stadium on Monday 7th June before visiting Scunthorpe United and York City on the 9th and 11th June respectively in what he is calling the ‘Tour De Tony’s Former Clubs’.
Speaking to www.themillers.co.uk, Tony expressed his sincere thanks to the footballing family for the kindness and generosity he has received whilst fundraising.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the football community both locally and from around the world for their unwavering support for all of my fund-raising ventures.
“My book was a labour of love to put together but the cycling is a bit more painful! However, it’s nothing compared to what sufferers and their families have to go through with this horrible, debilitating illness.
“I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown by everyone who has donated so far and I can’t thank you all enough, it really does make a huge difference.”
As well as his efforts on the cycling front, royalties from his book ‘Through The Thirds’ has seen him raise a further £5000, to purchase yours click HERE.
If you would like to support a long-serving former Miller with this hugely important cause, please donate to his GoFundMe page HERE.