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Football teams raise cash for St Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham
3:53pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A GROUP of friends who get together for an annual football match in aid of a city's hospice raised £650 at their latest match.
John Appleby and fellow veterans of the Queens Head and other Sunday league pub football teams in the Gilesgate area of Durham formed mixed teams in the match at nearby Sherburn Village at the weekend.
Following the game players made their way to the nearby Lambton Arms for post-match refreshments – hosted by landlady Katherine Allott.
There was also a raffle and tombola, with proceeds raised for St Cuthbert's Hospice, in Durham.
It is the fourth year the match has been staged by Mr Appleby, in gratitude for the service provided by the hospice for his mum, Jennifer, before her death in 2010.
Andrew Elliott of the Belmont Workingman's Club team was judged the best player of the tournament. He was presented with Jen's Trophy.
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