Ex-Workington Reds kit man Bill aims to net £1,000 for charity
Last updated at 16:28, Friday, 22 August 2014
A former Workington Reds football kit man, who is battling cancer, will host a second fund-raising night for charity next month.
Bill Doran, 76, of Garfield Street, Workington, has invited former Reds manager Tommy Cassidy, ex-player Mat Henney, and former chairman Dale Brotherton to be special guests at a football night at Workington Royal British Legion at 7.30pm on Friday, September 5.
Mr Doran has been battling cancer for 18 months and wants to give something back to Prostate Cancer UK, which has supported him.
He has been a Reds supporter since 1949, when he was just 11. He used to serve tea during matches from 2001 to 2003 and became the team’s kit man from 2003 to 2007, while Mr Cassidy was manager.
Next month’s event follows a successful charity night held at the legion in July which raised £216 for the charity.
That event also featured Mr Cassidy and Mr Brotherton, as well as former manager Les O’Neill.
Mr Doran hopes that this next charity night will raise nearer to £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
He said: “I hope it will be a good night. It promises to be a great evening for sports fans. All three speakers have some great stories to tell.”
The former Reds trio will talk about their experiences and answer questions from the audience.
There will also be a raffle and an auction of football memorabilia, including a signed Liverpool FC shirt and ball, signed Newcastle United shirt, an autographed football from the 2004/2005 season when Reds were promoted to the Conference North, and football programmes. Admission is £5.
First published at 16:16, Friday, 22 August 2014
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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