Saiz donates final £25,000 for Toby Nye treatment
Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz donated the final £25,000 that meant Toby Nye’s Neuroblastoma treatment funds were successfully raised.
The club have worked tirelessly in helping to raise £200,000 that would allow the five-year-old to receive the treatment.
Generous donations from Chairman Andrea Radrizzani and supporters of Leeds United, as well as a day’s salary from players and staff at the club have gone towards raising around £175,000, with Saiz contributing the final amount this week.
In a statement, Leeds United Managing Director Angus Kinnear said "we talk about family and togetherness a lot at our club, it’s a culture we have been determined to reinstate across everyone involved with Leeds and raising this money has truly been a team effort.
“Staff, players, corporate partners and our supporters have united together to give Toby the best opportunity with further treatment and I am incredibly proud of everyone concerned.”
Saiz, who is currently serving a six-game ban for spitting in the 2-1 defeat to Newport County, donated the final funds out of his wages.
Leeds also confirmed that Toby Nye will attend Saturday’s game with Millwall, the last time he can come to Elland Road before his great ember begins.