A brilliant day at the James Parnell Stadium for Jack
What an amazing day!!!!
On Sunday 19th October, a feast of footballers and celebs were on show at Nuneaton Town FC's stadium. What made it even more special was the turnout for Jack and the superb amount of £6000, that was raised to give Jack as much comfort during his daily bath ritual.
To get the guests in the right mood Ruff and Lamb were playing an acoustic set in the Boro Sports Bar, keeping the revelers thoroughly entertained (check out their Facebook page link above).
Outside the teams were warming up and getting ready to do battle. Both sides were giving 100% in the effort to win the match. The Celeb's had Sam Bailey running the Boro defence ragged and after a forceful run from Danny 'Jacks Dad' Oldacres he laid the ball into the path of Bailey who brought out an excellent goal bound block from the youthful looking Dale Belford. The Boro Legends were rolling back the years with Drewitt and Culpin at the heart of the action. The Celebs were giving as good as they got with Tubes and Jeff Brazier pulling the strings in the heart of the midfield. Half time arrived and the crowd had witnessed six goals, three to each side.
The second half was played with just as much energy and dare I say recklessness, as both teams went all out to win. Giving up on the defensive side and pushing forward to get that all important winning goal and with just seconds to go the Celebs grabbed a game saving goal and the final whistle was blown at 7-7.
The game went into penalties. The early takers were being very assured with their finishing, including Jack who stepped up with great confidence and slotted his effort past the despairing dive of the Boro Legends stopper. In the end there needed to be one victorious side and that fell to the Boro Legends, not even the hat trick from Sam Bailey could avoid defeat. Gary Bradder again lifted the trophy as he did just a few weeks previous at the Stockingford Piv. The man (woman) of the match award was a tough choice, Roy Starkey of Virgin Trains decided that Sam Bailey should receive the trophy and was met with a huge round of applause. Sam addressed the crowd and spoke of how happy she was to have been a part of this match and that the true star of the show was Jack. As the teams left the pitch supporters got the chance to grab photos and autographs from the stars.
A massive thank you to all the staff from Nuneaton Town who gave up their time, the match officials and sponsors, the Boro Legends and Celebs who put on a great show and of cause all the spectators on the day who came and gave what they could to help Jack.
Welcome to the Netherton Syndrome Group Website
This website has been produced because of Jack Oldacres who was born with the condition. His family want to help raise awareness of his condition, and over the last 2 years since the site has been set up we have grown our base of followers and friends to nearly 1000 facebook members.
We have friends from America to Australia, Nuneaton to Las Vegas. The things this site has achieved are way beyond what we set out to do and the Facebook page has brought people with the condition closer together. Please have a look around at the different pages, with information on how Jack coped in his early few month's and his daily routine - his cream and medicine he used and is using.
There are pages with all the events our Jack and his friends have been up to, from Uniparts Got Talent to the Nuneaton Carnival Walk. Everyone has been busy helping raise funds and awareness.
We have a profile page on some of our friends who are involved in helping raise awareness and living with the condition.
And without the help of some kind hearted people and companies who give up their time and money to raise much needed funds and donation's we wouldn't be here, we have set up a page to thank them for their kindness.