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Fundraising football match in memory of tragic youngster

Isla 11 (stripes) V Into The Blue charity football game played at Grayfields. Picture by FRANK REID

Isla 11 (stripes) V Into The Blue charity football game played at Grayfields. Picture by FRANK REID

KIND-HEARTED footballers lined up for a match in memory of a tragic youngster who lost her life when she was just four months old.

The game, held at Grayfields, was organised to raise money for Butterwick Hospice after the tragic death of Hartlepool baby Isla Brown.

Despite their devastation, the friends and family of Isla pulled together to arrange the game to raise cash for the charity, based in Stockton.

And thanks to the generous support of those taking part and the dozens who turned out to watch, the organisers were able to hand £200 over to the hospice’s representatives.

On the pitch Isla’s 11 came out on top, beating Into The Blue 3-1.

Phillip Hills, 22, Isla’s uncle who played in the game, said: “The memorial match was a huge success.

“Obviously it’s been a very tough time but everyone came together to raise money in memory of Isla.

“As well as everyone who played, we had a great turn-out of people who came along to watch.”

Phillip, who lives in the Milbank Road area of Hartlepool, added: “We didn’t really have a target of how much we wanted to raise beforehand, we just said we would get as much as we could to donate to the charity.

“We were over the moon with £200 and I would like to thank everyone who donated and helped us to raise that total.”

Phillip also thanked another family member, James Beattie, who helped to organise the match and other relatives and friends who played their part.

 

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