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Charity match in memory of tragic mum raises vital cash for Hartlepool hospice

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A CHARITY football match in memory of a tragic mum-of-four has raised vital cash for the hospice which cared for her.

Kath Naylor was just 47 when she passed away in February 2010 after a short battle with lung cancer.

Kath, who lived in Chatham Road, in Hartlepool, was a member of the Raglan Quoit Social Club in the town and a keen supporter of the club’s football team, managed by her husband, Peter.

After her death Peter and the rest of the family decided they wanted to organise a fundraiser in support of Hartlepool & District Hospice, whose staff cared for Kath during her ordeal.

A football match between a team of over 30s and a team of 18 to 25-year-olds at Grayfields, in Hartlepool, went down a storm, with over 100 people attending a fun day at The Raglan club afterwards.

The younger team beat off stiff competition from the older sportsmen, however, thrashing them 6-4.

The event raised £800 for the hospice.

Peter, 56, of Chatham Road, said: “It was a really good day and we were over the moon to raise so much money for a special cause like the hospice.

“The younger lads beat us, but it could have been worse, and I scored a hat-trick.

“The fun day was great afterwards as well and all the kids enjoyed that. We had a disco and food and raffles on. It was a good turn out.”

He added: “Kath would have thought it was brilliant.”

This is the fourth year that the charity football match has been held in Kath’s memory.

 

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