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TYSON FURY and Declan Rice are the latest stars to throw their support behind inspiring West Ham fan Isla Caton, 6, in her fight against cancer.

Tyson Fury has thrown his support behind the campaign to raise money for young West Ham fan Isla Caton in her battle against cancer

 

Both men sent video messages and pledged signed gear as sports fans across the world have rushed to donate to the youngster’s cause.

 

 

Isla has been bravely battling neuroblastoma for almost five years.

 

 

It is an aggressive form of childhood cancer – the same condition young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery suffered with.

Hammers ace Declan Rice also sent a message of support and donated two pairs of signed boots to be auctioned

Isla’s super-mum Nikki has fronted the family’s fundraising campaign since her daughter’s diagnosis.

 

 

They have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund treatment and trials in the UK, Barcelona and America – and even united fans of fierce rivals West Ham and Millwall.

Hammers captain Mark Noble has been a long-term supporter of the cause and once carried Isla out before a match when she was guest of honour

 

But in a heartbreaking video uploaded online on Monday, Nikki informed Isla’s supporters that doctors would be stopping treatment as there was little more they could do to fight the disease.

 

 

With Isla having limited time left with us, a new campaign was launched to ensure her remaining days are as magical and fulfilling as possible.

West Ham right-back Vladimir Coufal recently sent a supportive message to Isla

 

Hammers star Rice and club captain Mark Noble have supported Isla’s Fight in the past.

And now Fury is the latest star to help out.

 

 

A video posted online by Baz Cox – a Hammers fan and long-term supporter of the cause – shows the heavyweight champ walking along and sending a special message.

 

 

He said: “Hey this is Tyson Fury AKA the Gypsy King.

“This is a special video for Isla. I’m going to donate some gloves and some t-shirts and some merch.

 

 

“I want you guys to get bidding, dig deep, let’s raise some money guys. God bless.”

 

 

On Thursday night, Fury’s haul had reached £1,500 in an auction held on Cox’s Instagram page.

 

He wrote: “Framed signed glove, trilogy camp training t-shirt, Gypsy King t-shirt, signed Tyson Fury ‘Behind the Mask’ book.

 

 

“All this could be yours. The highest current bid is £1,500.00 for the full set.

 

 

“This auction will end at 9pm Sunday with all money going to Isla.

 

 

“Once again @gypsyking101 thank you so so much.

“And not forgetting you @unicornsallya THANK YOU.”

 

 

It came after England star Rice sent a video of his own on Tuesday.

 

 

He said: “Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well.

 

 

“I just wanted to do a quick video message just to say last night I heard the devastating news about Isla.

“Absolutely gutting, horrible news.

 

 

“I couldn’t let it pass without doing my bit and trying to raise a little bit of money for her if possible.

 

 

“I’ve been speaking to Baz and I’ve said to him I’ll give him two pairs of boots of mine that I’ve signed up.

 

 

“Hopefully they can raise a lot of money that can go to this little girl who has been amazing, incredible and strong.”

 

 

After her diagnosis, most early donations came from West Ham fans but Isla’s story soon struck a chord with supporters from across the UK and beyond.

 

 

Former Hammers star Robert Snodgrass has also been a champion of the cause and him and Noble even flew out to Barcelona to see Isla when she was having treatment there.

 

 

And the Scot – who now plays for West Brom – recently chipped in £1,000 out of his own pocket.

 

 

Irons right-back Vladimir Coufal recently sent his own message of support.

 

And Czech ambassador Libor Secka has been an active supporter since Coufal and compatriot Tomas Soucek joined the East Londoners.

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