Haverhill Borough match proceeds to benefit town charity

The My Blue Heart set ANL-160216-085548001
The My Blue Heart set ANL-160216-085548001

A Haverhill charity is to benefit from this Saturday’s match between Haverhill Borough and Debenham LC.

The Thurlow Nunn League First Division match kicks off at 3pm at Borough’s home ground, The New Croft.

Spectators will be able to make a donation of their choice at the turnstiles instead of paying the usual entry, with all the proceeds going to My Blue Heart.

Borough’s match with Kings Lynn Town Reserves on March 5 was originally to be the fund-raiser for the charity but a waterlogged pitch saw it called off.

The charity is run by Mic and Shirley Gower, of Arrendene Road, and was set up after their 14-year-old daughter Jess died of primary bone cancer in December 2010.

It gives bereaved people the chance to show others they are grieving by wearing a heart shaped badge in forget-me-not blue with a red heart in its heart and monies raised support other charities that work with bereaved children, such as the Nicky’s Way programme at St Nicholas Hospice Care, CLIC Sargent and the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

Haverhill Electrical Supplies wil sponsor the match, Waggies Dog Groomers the match ball and several prizes have been made to a raffle.

Haverhill Community Sports Association, which manages the New Croft, has waived its pitch hire and hospitality charges for the day to further boost the fund-raising efforts.