AN EXETER City fan who was left overwhelmed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of Lawrence Vigouroux has thanked the Swindon Town stopper after he made a charitable donation.

Tom Vickery, 26, travelled up from Devon to watch Exeter City record a two-goal victory against Richie Wellens’ side on New Year’s Day, but the result proved insignificant as Vigouroux pledged a match-worn shirt which has currently raised £150 for the Adam Stansfield Foundation.

Vigouroux’s shirt is one of many that Tom has collected in recent weeks having set himself the task of raising £1,000 for the foundation, which was set-up in the memory of the former Yeovil, Hereford and Exeter target man.

Sadly, Stansfield passed away in August 2010 – four months after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The foundation, which was formed a month after Adam’s death, aims to provide charitable funds to young people and football teams to benefit inclusion and provision within the sport.

And money generated from Vigouroux’s shirt will directly help schools that are in need of new footballs, goalposts and flags.

Tom said: “I contacted Lawrence (Vigouroux) on the off chance, and he was brilliant.

“He followed me back on Twitter instantly and asked what he could do to help. From our conversations, he arranged to sort a signed shirt out.

“His support on social media has been fantastic too.”

The Devon-based fundraiser is himself a goalkeeper for local team Whitpton and Pinhoe in the Devon League, and his fundraising efforts to date have seen him total more than his intended £1,000 target after a signed York City FA Trophy shirt was flogged for £500.

Tom, an employee at Exeter University, will also complete the Great West Run later this year with his brother to raise more vital funds for the cause.

He added: “Before Christmas, the foundation went all over Hereford – where Adam played – and into primary schools to provide footballs, goals and equipment.

“Without money, I think grassroots football will just disappear.

“Adam lived the dream, he was always playing football. And we want young kids to always have a smile on their face doing what they love.

“Adam’s career was in the number nine shirt.

“With this year marking the ninth anniversary of his death, I thought it would be a nice touch to raise some vital funds.

“My wardrobe is full of signed shirts – it’s really taken off. I’ve set the target in total as £1,000.

“Lawrence’s shirt is currently at £150 – and the funds from these items will go straight to my fundraising page.”

Visit and search ‘ The Great West Run’ to donate to Tom’s cause.