Jock remembered in football match
PUBLISHED: 21:00 31 May 2011
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.”