Cancer charity to benefit from Hippos festive match

The presentation of the cheque following the Charity Football match played at Mountbatten Park over

The presentation of the cheque following the Charity Football match played at Mountbatten Park over the christmas holidays. - Credit: Archant

Honiton Town have been able to hand over a cheque for almost £2,000 following their charity match, played at Mountbatten Park over the Christmas holiday.

Cancer Research UK were the charity to be benefit and Honiton Town manager Kev Blackwell said: “There are plenty of thanks due to some very special people who made it all happen.

“Julie Garland and Sharon Barker for getting draw prizes and selling the tickets, Dan Prettejohn and Upottery Football Club for donating draw prizes, Jeff Rayner for coming all the way from Ipswich to play and Jim Eastment for doing the bar.

“Everyone involved played a part and it really was a very special occasion and I am so pleased that we have been able to gad over such a sizeable cheque to the charity.”

Blackwell and David ‘Bud’ Rose were the inspirations behind the event with Town Reserves team boss John Lewis looking after the Town Select XI and Rose was in charge of the Honiton Town Legends XI.


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