'Sing him happy birthday': Family of Toby Nye call for Leeds United fans to remember him on his 7th birthday during Arsenal match

The family of brave Toby Nye have called on Leeds United fans to remember him on his seventh birthday on Monday (Jan 6).

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 4th January 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 12:32 pm

Leeds United are set to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in front of the BBC cameras on Monday night.

Now, the family of Toby Nye have asked Leeds United fans to sing the courageous youngster happy birthday during the seventh minute of the game.

Kerrie Worsley said: "On Monday the 6th it would have been my beautiful nephew's 7th birthday but sadly as most of you know after a long fight with the dreaded neuroblastoma he lost his battle a year ago on the 12th of January.

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Toby Nye with Liam Cooper

He was a mad Leeds fan who was also a mascot for them and attended all the matches he could.

"I will not let our little warrior Toby be forgotten and will try everything to keep his name out there, so I am asking if all Leeds fan can sing happy birthday to our little Leeds United angel on the 7th minute at the match on Monday.

"Please help me make this happen and spread the word if you will, thanks everyone."

Toby sadly passed away last January after a battle against Neuroblastoma.

Stars from the club paid tribute to the youngster and said they were "heartbroken".

Toby, from Leeds, became ill at Christmas 2016.

On his fourth birthday in January 2017, his family was told he had a stage four neuroblastoma tumour.

Toby was a mascot at Elland Road multiple times and he struck up relationships with players and staff.

The club also raised £200,000 needed to fund his cancer treatment.

Many fans took to social media in support of the idea to sing happy birthday.