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Gauci's pledge to support kids with cancer this season

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Former Adelaide United goalkeeper and Childhood Cancer ambassador, Joe Gauci, pledged to donate for every save, point and clean sheet until the end of his 2023/24 A-League season to Childhood Cancer Association.

It is an incredible act of generosity by Joe, who has been an ambassador of Childhood Cancer Association since March 2022.

Starting in Round 1, with the Reds’ clash with the Central Coast Mariners on Friday, 20th October, the 23-year-old will donate $10 for every Save, $20 for every Point and $100 for every Clean Sheet.

This is the third time that Joe has pledged his support with $20 per Save in previous seasons, which resulted in a $820 donation in 2022 and $1,100 in 2023.

Joe was keen to give even more than he has in previous years while also challenging others to match his pledge or give whatever they can.

“As a proud ambassador of the Childhood Cancer Association, I feel it is important to continue to raise awareness of the tremendous work they do," Joe said at the time.

"It would be great if Reds fans and the broader South Australian community can get behind this important cause and help kids with cancer.

“Whether it’s $5 to lend a helping hand, $10 to match one of my Saves, or matching my pledge after each Game, it will make an even bigger impact - any contribution is greatly appreciated.”

After moving to the UK to join Aston Villa as a goalkeeper, Joe's A-League season came to an abrupt conclusion in February. So to honour his commitment to support kids with cancer after becoming an English Premier League player, Joe has chosen to increase his pledge by quite a stunning amount. A remarkable act of kindness from Joe, and we thank him hugely for that.

Any support you can give to match Joe's generosity, or by donating whatever you can, will make a big difference in the lives of children with cancer, and their families.


We're also excited to share that Joe will continue in his role as a Childhood Cancer ambassador while in the UK and do whatever he can to add value to the Childhood Cancer Association and help the families that we support.

Given Joe's outstanding efforts as an ambassador for the past two years, whether it be by visiting sick kids in hospital, attending school fundraisers, participating in Stadium Stomp, wearing our gold shoelaces or pledging a donation for every Save - we know that Joe will continue to make a big impact!

Watch Thomas’s Story

Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.

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