A FRENCH football legend has lent his support to a local charity set up in memory of a special little boy.

Arsene Wenger has sent a message of support to Euan's Cause - a charity set up by Greenock parents Robert and Nicola Clark as a tribute to their son Euan, who died when he was only 18 months old.

The world famous football manager is backing the charity's forthcoming event 'The Longest Day' - a marathon golf challenge which will see Robert and his friends complete 99 holes on six different golf courses in just 18 hours.

In a video message to the charity, Arsene says: "Really good luck to Euan's Cause.

"I heard you want to do 99 holes in one day!

"We are all supporting you and are behind you and I'm sure you will do it.

"So all the best, have a good day."

Robert, who lives in Kenmore Drive with his wife Nicola and their two children Lyle, five, and Libby, two, was overwhelmed by the video.

It was taken by his good friend Blair Harvey, a local man who is currently working as a professional at Doha Golf Club in Qatar.

Robert said: "To have support from Arsene Wenger is amazing.

"It's really given us an extra drive to keep going and has also given Euan's Cause great publicity.

"Blair lives in Qatar and through his work at the golf club he meets a lot of ex-footballers and managers.

"He has been an incredible support, considering he's on the opposite side of the world.

"He's doing great for Euan's Cause as he's got our logo on all his polo shirts and golf equipment.

"Blair is really looking forward to coming over for our golf challenge."

Robert's son Euan was born with a rare heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).

After numerous open heart surgeries, procedures and medicines, Euan passed away at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle on the April 27 in 2012.

He was urgently waiting on a heart transplant which sadly didn't come in time.

Euan spent some of his short life in Yorkhill and the exceptional care he received inspired Robert, his wife Nicola and their family and friends to raise as much money as they can for the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Robert said: "We miss him every day and will continue to raise money for the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity in his memory."

The Longest Day for Euan's Cause is on Friday June 14.

Robert will be joined by his friends Derek Watters, Blair, Gavin McDougall, Andrew Samuel, Fraser McKillop and Barry Hayes.

To sponsor the team go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/longestday19