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Support pours in for Wire legend Greg Mackey
8:00am Friday 18th July 2014 in Wolves
SUPPORT for former Warrington Wolves half back Greg Mackey has been pouring in from around the world.
Last week in the Warrington Guardian, we revealed the 52-year-old is battling terminal bowel cancer.
And fans, team mates and the Wolves have joined forces to help raise money for pioneering treatment in Germany.
The former scrum half now lives in Sydney and resided in Stockton Heath and Appleton when playing for Warrington in the 1980s and 90s.
His coach at the time was another Wire legend - Brian Johnson.
He and his wife Karen are close friends with Greg and his wife Amanda.
They said: “Greg and Amanda are two of our dearest friends and we have watched him battle this illness with amazing bravery and his unfailing humour over the past few years.
“The four of us look back on our time in Warrington with great fondness for the location, the community and our dear friends and reminisce together often.
“I am just so pleased to know how highly thought of he is – it mirrors our feelings about our time in Warrington, how it helped shape our lives and how highly we regard the people there.
“It’s great to know that time in our lives means something to the locals because it means so much to us.
“Thank you Warrington and the Wolves for helping him.”
Fans at Wolves' home game with London on Sunday donated more than £200 thanks to a raffle for a signed ball and £475 for a signed shirt, which will be sent to Greg and his family in Australia.