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Samuel Andrews six-a-side tournament to raise funds for Children’s Bereavement Centre


By Connor Thompson


The organiser of an annual six-a-side football tournament is hoping to raise funds in aid of a close friend.

Matthew Ash, of Balderton, will raise funds for the Children’s Bereavement Centre, who offer emotional support to those grieving the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close.

Matthew said he chose the charity in aid of friend Rob Andrews, whose son, Samuel, suddenly passed away on February 17 last year, aged just two.

From left to right: Rob Andrews (father of Samuel Andrews, for whom the tournament is named after) and co-organisers Sam Willis and Matthew Ash.
From left to right: Rob Andrews (father of Samuel Andrews, for whom the tournament is named after) and co-organisers Sam Willis and Matthew Ash.

Sensational Sounds For Samuel, an event set up by Rob’s friends, raised £1,700 for the centre, which helped the family learn to deal with their loss.

“Rob played in last year’s tournament and we decided to choose them because of how much they helped his family,” said Matthew.

“We choose a different charitable cause every year and usually raise money for a specific person.”

The tournament, at Magnus Sports Centre, takes place on July 6. Twenty teams have entered so far at a cost of £5 per player, with a maximum of eight players per team.

More are welcome, however, there is a limit. He can be reached on 07776 699656.

You can donate via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samuelandrews



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