“We are both Newcastle fans and Arthur loves the club and singing the songs. He has been watching all the matches from his hospital bed,” Ricky said.
“Because he loves football we are trying to get as many teams as possible to be photographed with the Newcastle United shirt saying, ‘You can beat this Arthur’ to raise awareness about bone marrow transplants.
He added: “Arthur is so courageous, brave, funny, loveable, clever and very inquisitive.
“He has shown us all amazing strength and lives each day to the full and is ready to take on new challenges that present daily given the nature of his condition.”