Play for Blake

By Connor McDiarmid

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

At the age of 9 Connor sadly learnt the pain of losing his dear mate Blake to Leukaemia. Now aged 11 Connor continues to work through his his grief by fighting to find a cure so one day no one else has to feel the pain of losing a friend or loved one to Leukaemia.

In memory of his good friend Blake, Connor will be hosting a charity touch football match at the place they become friends, Lakelands Public School.

Along with his love for drawing, riding his bike he absolutely loved his football. I remember him telling me I can’t wait to get back to play with his mate at Dapto Canaries

So this being the reason behind his idea to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation and to continue to remember his amazing friend.

Please come down and join me on 25th November to cheer us on in the game Blake loved and make sure he is never forgotten.

Event will start at 11:30AM

Address: Lakelands Drive Dapto. 

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Stephen Matthias Aka Taid


James Jones


Gregory Richareds


Play For Blake Day


Tom Kennedy

Donations for the jersey


Dad's Workmates

Helping you reach your target.. You are such a special person for doing this.


Peak Sports & Learning Dapto

Rasied by our wonderful families at Peak Sports & Learning Dapto After School Care with a bake sale and a game of footy inspired by Connor in memory of his mate Blake.


Dion Harris


Tania Hancock


Lynette Riches


Comic Crew Admin


Comic Crew


Doug Lowe

Keep up your great work young man


Preston Ridley



Good work Connor, and cheers for the Most Unvaluable Player (A Jarquin)


Satu Jarquin




Jacinta Cali


Lauri Watts


Casey & Tim

I’m so proud of you Connor and the way you continue to fight the good fight and keep the memory of your best alive. Well done on all of your efforts! Xxx


Blake Wallace


Ben Lowe

Keep doing a great job mate!


Ryan Hamilton


Stacey Edwards




Lauri Watts


Selina Mok


Michael Hooper


Mitchell James


Mellisa Gallacher

So proud of you




Ryan Hamilton

Blake was an awesome little bloke and his presence is still felt by his peers, support for this cause will always be shown and expressed with warmth.


Tony De Las Heras

You are an absolute champion Connor


Chase Murray

You are an amazing friend! Keep up the good work. Chase


Rhys, Bec & Elis

Well done Connor!


Erin Oyston

So proud of you Connor xx


Lynette Swan


Raquel Moulds

We miss our beautiful Blake everyday, knowing how he had such a wonderful friend like you Connor helps us more than you will ever know. Blake would be so proud of you.


Steve's Mobile Woodfire Pizza

Well done Connor. Your doing a amazing thing.




Bin Master Skips

Little Legend! Keep doing what you are doing, Good on you mate 💚


Sam Driesen

team connor vs team blake. Have a great day everyone


Ann Payne

Keep up the good work Connor. You're a legend buddie xxx


Logan Annesley?


Amber Mckenzie


Hazel Mcdiarmid

Dooma is very proud of you Connor.


Helen Simpson

Connor you are an amazing young man with a heart of gold. Keep up to good work



Good work Connor. Such a caring dedicated boy! 🫶🏻💕


Powell Plumbing Illawarra

You’re doing a great job Connor. Your an amazing person


Oak Services Group


Kevin Mccarthy

Sorry I can't make it to the game, best of luck raising money for this fantastic cause!




Cloudy - Hannah Meyers

Amazing work Connor! You should be so proud of yourself for raising money for such a great cause. Can’t wait to watch the match!


Levi Harb

Miss you Blake !


Mcgrath Family

Amazing stuff Connor. We are very proud of you for doing this


Leah Mitchell Floral

You’re amazing Connor!


Right Choice Carpentry & Maintenance


Tony Perusco


Mark Hall