Sam's Memorial Match 2018 Raises £2000

On Sunday the 6th May - hot bank holiday Sunday - over 200 people packed the Elton Vale ground in Bury for our annual memorial match #InMemoryofSam.  

The event began with a wonderful balloon race to set the event off, before the football competition started, with the players running around in 24 degree heat, ending in a 4-4 draw culminating in a penally shoot out won by Sam's brother Tom's team!!!

Fed by a wonderful BBQ from the ever present Wordsworth Butchers in Bolton a special mention also has to be made to Zac Parris who officiated and oversaw the game.  

Man of the Match split between two players Greg Daniels & Ady Sutherland both hatrick heroes for their respective teams. 

Sun still shining into the early evening raffle tickets were sold and games played we were then indulged with some fantastic music from Matty Fletcher a fantastic solo artist who sang in the sweltering heat. 

Moving inside we were treated to DJ masterclass from Chris Heywood and partied until the early hours.

Great night by all and around £2000 made through the event and matched funding. 

Again thank you to everyone who came, a tremendous event again we're already looking to see how we can improve for next year.

Special mentions to the ladies and gentlemen that helped on the day selling raffle tickets, bbq, bouncy castle running and much more. Thank you to Elton Vale sports club also accommodating as ever and staff giving up their bank holiday!



Sam's Memorial Match 2018

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Running for Sam's Gift

We have several runners taking part in marathons  both locally and abroad. We would appreciate any support you can give them through our Just Giving page. We wish them all the best and hope their training is going well!!

Tom Jackson and Ryan McGoff are running the Joondalup half marathon in Australia on 1st May 2016. Good luck lads!

Ryan McGoff and Tom Jackson

Ryan McGoff and Tom Jackson

Bradley Hosker and Jordan McGuiness are running their first half marathon in Leeds on Sunday 8th May 2016. We're sure they'll do well!!

Jordan McGuiness and Bradley Hosker

Jordan McGuiness and Bradley Hosker

Team Parker Wilson Consulting will be competing in the Great Manchester Run 22nd May 2016. The team members include Luke Cleary, Dave Cooper, Phil Grice, Amanda Lewin, Tom Shaw, Graham Wilson and Surein Vaitelinggam. Please show them your support!

Team Parker Wilson Consulting

Team Parker Wilson Consulting

Not to be outdone by her son Ryan, local mum Sylvia McGoff and her friend Christine Davison are also taking part in The Great Manchester Run on the 22nd May 2016 for Sam's Gift. So good luck to Sylvia McGoff and Christine Davison!!

We are so grateful to all our supporters....thank you so much. Keep running and thanks for sponsoring them!!!

Beaver Meadow Running Club

8 England Hockey staff will be taking part in the Budapest Half Marathon in April (5 runners and 3 support staff) raising money for Sam's Gift. They have varying levels of interest and experience in running. The fit 5 are Bev Blackburn, Claire Williams, Kirstie Goldie-Brammer, Lucy Rowe and Tash McMorrow who will tackle the half marathon in the capital city! The support team are Katie Bourne, Lu Bull and Maria Finelli.
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GOOD LUCK Ladies!!