A HELP for Heroes charity football match is to be staged at Buxton Football Club next month.
The match between a Blazing Rag XI and a Local District XI consisting of a select band of local celebrities, for the Pete Machin Trophy, will be played on Sunday May 13 (kick-off 11.30am).
Pete said: “The whole of the community was saddened by the death of Scott Taylor in 2010, and a lot of the players involved were friends and associates of Scott. Since then, it seems that our servicemen are killed on a regular basis, and it is felt that the local lads would like to show their appreciation for the work our soldiers in Afghanistan perform.”
Admission to the game will be £2 for adults and free for juniors. All gate receipts, raffle proceeds, etc, will go into the ‘Heroes’ fund, which is managed by co-ordinator Mark Shipley.
“It doesn’t matter how much we make on the day, it’s all a bonus for such a worthy cause,” said Pete.
“Scott used to patronise the Rag in his time, and it is fitting that one of the teams will represent the London Road pub.”
He added: “It is intended to stage the fixture on an annual basis, with the format depending on the success of the inaugural match.
Following the game, Scott’s parents Steve and Jayne Taylor will present the trophy to the winning team in the Buxton FC Social Club.