Memorial match for Lifeboats Association

The friends raised cash for charity with a football match.

The friends raised cash for charity with a football match.

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A group of footballing friends raised over £130 for charity in memory of one player’s dad.

Paul Fletcher lost his dad, Brian, to cancer on March 16 last year and asked his Morley friends and family if they would get together on the anniversary to play a charity football match with all proceeds going to his late dad’s chosen charity - the Lifeboats Association.

Paul, along with his brother Andrew, got 16 people together to take part in the match at Goals in Kirkstall Road.

Friend and organiser, Iain McGowan said: “People of all fitness levels and ages took part and may people haven’t ever really played football.

“Team Paul Fletcher was victorious over team Andrew Fletcher 10-6, with Martin Turner and Matthew Willis both providing the highlights for their respective teams with hat tricks, but the real winner was for the cause.

“Overall, over £130 was raised for the charity and we would like to say a big thank you to James and Gary at the venue for providing the pitch, trophy and bar voucher for the winning team.
“We would also like to thank the people who took part and donated for what was a good day and worthwhile cause. Brian would have been delighted.”