Cambridge Utd XI to play charity football match in Haverhill

The New Croft
The New Croft

The New Croft, Haverhill is hosting a football match on May 10 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity).

The match between an ex Cambridge United XI and Barley FC, (near Royston), has been arranged by former Barley player Dave Boughtwood.

A former teammate of his has a daughter who was treated at Great Ormond Street, while other friends have been helped by Sands after suffering the loss of an infant.

He said: “We just thought be a good way to get families involved and help raise as much as possible for the charities.”

The day starts at 11.30am with children’s activities such as face painting, games, sand art and a bouncy castle. The bar will be open and refreshments available.

The game kicks off at 1pm with most players arriving at 11.45am to 12.15pm to meet fans before the match. Tickets cost £5 adults and £1 for children.

The United squad includes Danny Potter, Warren Goodhind, Fred Murray, Omer Riza, Neil Mustoe and Tes Bramble.