BRAINTREE Town manager Bradley Quinton is hoping Iron fans will be generous at upcoming home games this week to help a special cause that is very special to him.

Quinton’s seven-year-old son Bobby is due to undergo surgery soon at Great Ormond Street Hospital to correct a heart condition and the Iron boss wants to raise money to help the London children’s institution that has given his boy “amazing” care.

Bobby suffers from supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which gives him an abnormally fast heart rate, but the operation that is coming up will sort that and Quinton wants to say thank you to the hospital staff by helping them.

He said: “I’m raising money for Great Ormond Street as the things they have done for us with Bobby have been tremendous.

“It’s a truly amazing place and something that I really want to help.

“Bobby has SVT so his heart needs an operation; it’s pretty major, but it’s something that needs to be done and he can’t wait to be able to get out again kicking a ball about.

“It’s very tough for him as he’s only just seven and especially with a five-year-old brother who wonders why he can’t play rough and tumble at the moment.

“So he’s having the operation and I just really want to raise money to help Great Ormond Street as they are such amazing people.”

Quinton is hoping that bucket collections will be held at the IronmongeryDirect Stadium for Braintree’s two home games this week - against Weston Super Mare on Saturday and Truro City on Tuesday - and hopes fans will be generous to give their support to the London children’s hospital.

He has also set up a Just Giving page on the internet where people can donate cash to boost his collection even further.

The page can be found at