Wolves defender Jody Craddock is getting behind plans for a better cancer unit for kids in Birmingham.
His two-year-old son is being treated for leukemia at the city’s Children’s Hospital.
Staff there have begun a campaign to raise £4m to expand their cancer unit with more play areas for patients and better facilities for families.
Every year they have to treat 200 new patients and the current unit is no longer big enough.
The changes would make it one of the best children’s cancer hospitals in the country.
Jody told us that good facilities make all the difference:
“There aren’t many communal areas so when families visit they can’t really go anywhere. I think they’re trying to improve everything.
“It’s a tough time for both the children and their families and I think the improvements would make things more comfortable for everyone.”
The 36-year-old centre back has recently agreed a new one-year deal to stay at Molineux. His role will involve more academy coaching, which he told us will help him balance work with caring for his son:
“The club are fantastic. They’ve let me step away from football, which I had to do.
“I’m going into my testamonial year and my role as a player will be a lot less; a lot lower, and I’ll be concentrating on the coaching side of things.
“It won’t affect anything that happens with Toby. I’ll be here every time he has to be in hospital.”
Click below to hear our chat with Jody Craddock.