Jack and Hannah Sampson

The wife of former Southport FC star Jack Sampson is facing the devastating news that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of just 30. 

People are now being urged to support the #HelpingHannahAppeal to support the young couple as Hannah undergoes treatment. 

You can support their GoFundMe page HERE

A Southport FC spokesperson said: “On  Saturday, 17th February for our fixture at Chorley and during the weeks building up, we are going to be working with Chorley to support Hannah – the wife of Chorley centre forward and former Southport player, Jack Sampson.

“Just before Christmas, Hannah was dealt some devastating news and we as a club would like to do all that we can to support Hannah and Jack through what is without doubt a very difficult period in their life.” 

Jack said: “Unfortunately, December brought unexpected challenges into our life that we never anticipated.

“My wife, Hannah, was unfortunately diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer aged 30.

Triple negative breast cancer tends to be more aggressive and has a higher likelihood of recurrence compared to other types of breast cancer.

“As we prepare for the upcoming treatments and the inevitable time away from work, the financial strain has become an additional worry for us. Hannah also anticipates the emotional toll of losing her hair during chemotherapy, prompting the need for a wig to help her maintain a sense of normality.

“In light of these challenges, we are reaching out to you for support. We have started a fundraising campaign to help alleviate the financial burden that comes with battling cancer. Your generosity will go towards securing a wig, and ensuring that we can focus on Hannah’s recovery without the added stress of financial worry.

“By supporting this cause, not only are you helping me and Hannah navigate this difficult chapter, but you are also contributing to the broader fight against breast cancer.

“I understand that times are tough for everyone, and any amount you can contribute will make a meaningful impact.

“Your thoughts, prayers, and support are immensely appreciated during this challenging time.”

Please keep an eye on the Southport FC social media channels, Stand Up For Southport and  elsewhere over the coming days where you will be able to find more detail on how Southport FC aims to work together to support Jack and Hannah.

If you feel you’re able to help by donating any prizes or events which could be used as raffle or auction items, or have any other ideas, please email jamie.vermiglio@chorleyfc.com

Southport FC will also be supporting Breast Cancer Now & Boot Out Breast Cancer. Further information regarding triple negative breast cancer can also be found via Cancer Research UK.


  • If you’d like to make a donation to the #HelpingHannahAppeal, please use the following link to the GoFundMe page HERE


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