THE MEMORY of a sadly missed Workington Reds Ladies player will be honoured in a major event at Borough Park this month.

Workington AFC are hosting their Football Festival and Open Day at the club’s ground on June 26 with a portion of proceeds from the day being donated to Every Life Matters, a suicide support charity, in memory of Andrea Buggy.

A former Workington Reds Ladies player and Cumbria Police officer, Andrea tragically died in 2020 after struggling with her mental health for some time.

Workington Reds bosses, fans and players will take part in a football festival later this month after a long period in lockdown.

Community director, Richard Lewthwaite said: “It’s every aspect of the club coming together on a day when we can use the facilities at Borough Park.”

Junior teams, Workington Reds Ladies, Reds Independent Supporters Club and the walking football side will be completing a sponsored walk each, raising funds to support their team.

Richard said: “They’re going to do laps of Borough Park around the terracing. We’ve left it to them to do it as they please. I know the supporters club have set a target of three miles in a relay but there’s no obligation to walk all day.”

The event will also include an open training session led by Reds boss Danny Grainger, a demonstration of walking football, a Q&A session with the board and a memorial friendly game between the ladies team and Allerdale Wildcats. Reds bosses also hope to broadcast the Euros from their clubhouse bar.

Richard added: “It’s engaging with our Reds community – bringing them all back in.”