Council worker organises football fundraiser in memory of her dad
PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 May 2016
A football fan's memory has been honoured with a match in aid of a charity that assists children with brain related cancers.
Havering Council worker Terri Savage, 29, and her family organised a football match at May and Baker Football Ground in Dagenham, 10 years after her dad Paul Savage died at the 45 of a severe brain tumour.
She said: “The whole day was brilliant.
“We knew there would be a good turn-out because my dad did have a lot of friends, but we wasn’t expecting so many people.
“It was a great way to raise money for the charity.”
Terri wanted to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her dad’s death with a game of football, as well as a raffle and an auction, selling signed football shirts and boxing gloves.
The teams, Cockney Rejects and Any Old Iron, named in honour of Paul’s football team West Ham, were evenly matched throughout until the penalty shoot-out which saw the Cockney Rejects’ claim victory.
More than £2,000 was made on the day for MCA Trust.
Terri said: “We want to make this into an annual event so will start working on it for next year.”