The Rematch: Butlins Allstars vs The Rest of the World
Two members of EMAS staff hope to raise the greatest amount of money yet to help beat cancer with the rematch of a charity football game.
Adam Broadley, 35, a co-ordinator for Patient Transport Services (PTS) and Rebecca West, a patient care assistant for the PTS based in Heanor, have helped to organise the third annual Peter West Memorial Trophy football match.
The two teams – Butlins Allstars and The Rest of the World - hope to beat the £3,000 total they raised for Macmillan Cancer Care last year when they meet again in June.
Peter West was Rebecca’s father in law, and her husband John is Adam’s best friend.
Sadly, Peter West died from lymphoma four years ago, and John also lost his mother when he was 19. Peter spent much of his later life raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care through raffles and auctions and so his son has continued raising funds for the charity.
Following the success of the football match in Eastwood last year which raised a fantastic £3,000 for the charity, Adam and Rebecca want to raise another huge sum of money to help even more people across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Adam said: “Last year we held the second football match in memory of Peter and were overwhelmed with the response.
“Over the last two years we have raised £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care, which will ensure that there is support and advice for people from the moment of their cancer diagnosis.
“In Patient Transport Services we pick up a lot of people having chemotherapy and radiotherapy and it really opens up your eyes to what people are going through on a daily basis. Almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer, so help us support more people battling with the disease.”
The two teams will be made up of Adam and Jon’s friends from Butlins where they worked together as teenagers, versus Adam’s friends from Yorkshire where he grew up. The other two friends helping them organise the event are Richard Keeling and Adam’s brother Rik.
The four will ensure the whole match is as professional as possible – complete with kits bought by the players, official referees, managers for each team and a penalty competition at half time for children
The match will take place at 4pm on Saturday 9 June, at Eastwood Community Football Club in Chewton Street.
You can also support the fundraising by donating a prize for the charity auction, buying a raffle ticket or making a donation by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pwmt18