Coventry Blaze have confirmed around £42,000 was raised by the #Support25 campaign to arrange special cancer treatment for former forward Adam Calder.
The course of treatment will take place in Europe and Calder will leave later this month to undergo the process.
The cost for this treatment also includes the opportunity for Calder to return after Christmas for a further course should it be required.
Blaze Director of Community and Hockey Operations James Pease said: “We’re happy to be able to help Adam secure this treatment – it was a huge effort from the worldwide hockey family.
“The treatment costs put a large hole in the money raised for Adam, and we may well decide to run future events or fund raising to continue to help him, but for now we want to thank the Coventry Blaze fans, as well as hockey fans the world over for their kind donations, support and generosity over the last few weeks.
“We also want to say a special thank you to Tony Smith, Paul Thompson and the Sheffield Steelers for their support in the benefit game that raised a considerable percentage of this money for Adam.
“We will of course keep people up to date with Adam’s progress. I know Adam also wants me to thank everyone again who helped raise this huge amount of money.”
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