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Julian.Chenery

Saltash Legends Charity Match - Christmas Eve

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Saltmill Park, Saltash, is once again the place to be this Christmas Eve as two teams packed full of Saltash football legends go head to head in aid of charity.

 

Defending champions Sam Borthwick & Adam Stiff will manage an Under 30 side against an Over 30 side managed by Stuart Fort and Nathan Holliday.

 

Included in the Under 30s squads are players such as Karl Wesemann, Luke Hurlock, Ryan Tetley and Nick Dale as well as talented local actor Royce Pierreson who viewers of hit programmes such as “Line of Duty” will be familiar with.

 

Up against them in the Over 30s side are some true giants of the local game in the likes of Steve Bishop, Max Parfitt, Adam Keith, Andrew Hatch, Tony Jane & Scott Wellington.

 

In addition to the main game, during the halftime interval there will be childrens games and the visit of a certain gentlemen dressed in red with a white beard who will hand out gifts to the children taking part kindly donated by Crash Repair Centre, Saltash.

 

Benefiting from the game will be three great causes.

 

In addition to the regular charity Kits4Causes, a charity that collects unwanted football equipment and distributes it to social development projects around the world, the event will be supporting to local good causes.

 

Andrew Beaver, who will be 2 years old on 23rd December, was born prematurely at 26 weeks has ataxic cerebral palsy which is very rare and means he is peg fed and can't eat or drink anything orally. He has very low mobility which means can’t hold his own weight and very flexible hips meaning his ball joints in his hips can pop at any time. He is in desperate need of a disability pushchair that will hold him in a good position for him to socialise and experience the world which we all take for granted. The chair will also mean his posture is corrected which will improve his spine curvature. Money raised from the game will go towards the pushchair as without it he will require another operation on his spine to have rods fitted to correct it.

 

The event will also be raising money for the Stroke Association and a representative of the Devon & Cornwall Area of the Stroke Association will be at the game.

 

This particular charity has special meaning for one of the players, Adam Keith, as both his mother and grandmother have had strokes with his grandmother sadly passing away. Everyone involved is delighted to be able to honour her memory by supporting the Stroke Association on Christmas Eve.

 

In addition to raising money players, officials and supporters are invited to donate any old football or other sports equipment for Kits4Causes. Old school uniform donations are also welcome.

 

The game kicks-off at 12 noon on Christmas Eve and everyone involved would welcome as much support as possible on the day.

  

After the event the participants will head to Saltash Social club where spectators are welcome to join them and the fundraising will continue.

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