Jock remembered in football match

PUBLISHED: 21:00 31 May 2011

(click on image for larger view) Churchill Football Club. Charity football tournament taking place in memory of Jock McKerron who died last year after battling cancer. The tournament is being organised by  Kim McKerron  pictured with the trophy and son Warren Ryan, daughter Charlotte Ryan, Roy Rood and Tilley from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf the charity who will benifit from this years games.

(click on image for larger view) Churchill Football Club. Charity football tournament taking place in memory of Jock McKerron who died last year after battling cancer. The tournament is being organised by Kim McKerron pictured with the trophy and son Warren Ryan, daughter Charlotte Ryan, Roy Rood and Tilley from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf the charity who will benifit from this years games.

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A FOOTBALL match in memory of a Churchill man raised more than £1,000 for a charity which inspired him in the months leading up to his death

The event, which took place at Churchill football ground on Saturday, was held in tribute of Hugh ‘Jock’ McKerron who lost his battle with cancer in June last year.

It was arranged by Jock’s wife Kim and his best friends Dave Bullock and John Binding, with 16 five-a-side teams taking part.

The cash raised at the match was given to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf – a charity which Jock wanted to raise money for before he died but sadly did not get the chance.

Kim, of Dolberrow, said: “We had a 30-second applause to recognise the match was in memory of Jock. I would like to thank everyone who helped us raise this amount.”

She was presented with a framed photograph of Jock with his former Bishop Sutton Football Club team mates taken at a veterans match last year 12 days before he died.

Kim added: “It was a lovely present and had me in tears. We will definitely be arranging another charity event next year and already have a lot of people who would like to get involved.”

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