Support needed for Glan Letheren’s treatment

Support needed for Glan Letheren’s treatment

Former goalkeeper fights Peritoneal Cancer.

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Glan Letheren, aged 67, has sadly been diagnosed with Peritoneal cancer.

Born in Llanelli, Wales, Glan joined the Whites at Under-18s level in 1973 and stayed with the club until 1977.

He featured most memorably in the 1973 UEFA Cup second round against Hibernian at Easter Road, which saw United win the tie 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on aggregate over two-legs.

Glan is now using a drug called Bevacizumab (Avastin) to help with his treatment against Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC), which is a rare form of cancer.


Bevacizumab targets a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that helps cancer cells grow a new blood supply. Targeting VEGF reduces the supply of oxygen and nutrients so that the tumour shrinks or stops growing.

The Bevacizumab treatment costs £423 every two weeks and continues for as long as it controls your cancer.

Kyle, Glan’s son, is a former professional goalkeeper himself throughout an 18-year career. Most recently, Kyle won promotion with Morecambe and his dad can be seen in the crowd at Wembley holding the medal.

Along with his brother Callum, Kyle is now hoping to raise funds for his father’s treatment by doing a sponsored walk. This will see the pair walk 45 miles in just one day between Dafen Park (Llanelli) to Tenby Beach, taking roughly 15 hours and raising awareness on the way.

The family would be sincerely grateful for any donations towards Glan’s treatment and a Go Fund Me page has been set up. You can find more out more details and see how to donate, here.

Jon Howe