CASTLEFORD Tigers star Lee Jewitt and his wife Rebecca have thanked the rugby league family for their support following the 14-week premature births of their twin baby sons.
A club spokeswoman said the two boys, Noah and Oliver, are in a critical condition in intensive care at hospitals in Liverpool and Burnley.
Tigers fans chanted their support for the Jewitt family at the club’s home game V St Helen’s last Thursday.
Lee and Rebecca Jewitt, who also have a son, Oscar, and a daughter, Isobella, have expressed their gratitude.
Lee Jewitt said: “My wife Rebecca and I cannot thank the Castleford Tigers family enough for all the support we are receiving. We are just a normal family who’ve been chosen to face this fight in our lives, but having you all right behind us is providing a great support to us.
“Isobella and Oscar really enjoyed the game on Thursday night and we are so grateful for the 14th minute applause. This is something I will never forget. Castleford Tigers is not just where I work, it is part of my family. I’d like to personally thank Powelly and the board for all their support and of course my team mates, the boys have been in touch with me all personally every day offering their support. Once again thank you all and please keep praying for Noah and Oliver.”
Noah and Oliver underwent blood transfusions at just one-week-old.
Castleford Tigers players, coaches staff, directors, and their families were today due to gather at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle stadium to sign up as blood donors. Richard Shortland, NHS blood and transplant’s regional marketing manager, said: “It’s great that Castleford Tigers are offering their support to get more people in the area to become blood donors.” Visit www.blood.co.uk