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Annual fundraiser in memory of Oliver

Oliver Everall.
Oliver Everall.

The eighth annual Oli Day, organised in memory of Chapel-en-le-Frith man Oliver Everall, will take place next month.

Oliver sadly passed away in February 2007 after a car accident on the A6 near Lyme Park at Disley. The keen sportsman was just 23-years-old.

Since his death, family and friends have organised the annual Oli Day event in Chapel, which has raised huge amounts of money for local charities and good causes.

This year’s event is taking place on Sunday May 24 at Chapel Town’s ground at Rowton Park and offers fun for all the family.

There will be an adults six-a-side football tournament with 12 teams from across the High Peak competing, as well as children’s entertainment, a barbecue, beer tent, tombola and raffle.

The fun at the park runs from noon until 5pm but the day’s entertainment continues into the evening with music and discos in the pubs on the Market Place.

Local people are now being urged to register a football team for the event. Teams must have a minimum of six and a maximum of nine players. Games will be eight minutes each way with roll-on, roll-off substitutes. The tournament will start as a league format and progress to knockout in the latter stages.

Each team must make sure: they have paid the team entry of £25 in cash by May 15 to Andrew Hill, Chandlers Estates, 10-12 Market Place, Chapel, tel 07929 346853; they provide and play in a matching kit; they notify Andrew Hill of kit colours and team name; all players have football boots, trainers and shin pads; all players turn up at 11.30am prompt on the day.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

Referees are also needed, even if just for an hour or so, and stewards.

In addition, raffle and tombola prizes are also needed. Anyone who can help in any way is asked to contact Andrew.

All money raised from the day’s events will go to the Oliver Everall Trust Fund, which his family will then distribute to local good causes and charities.

There is no entry fee on the day but commemorative wrist bands will be sold on the gate for £2.