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FOOTY FUNDRAISER: Berkhamsted charity matches ending after decade of fundraising

 Published on: 23rd June 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Berkhamsted fundraising project which has spanned over a decade and raised more than £10,000 for charity is set to come to an end this year.

The series of charity football matches, which were started by Jack Dobby and his family in honour of his uncle, have supported several charities over the 10 years.

Now on July 30, the final match will be dedicated to Nick Fox, a friend who played in the matches who sadly died in a car crash in March this year.

Speaking to BerkhamstedNews, Jack said the matches started back in 2012 in honour of his uncle Steve who was unwell with lung cancer.

He said: “Steve was a big lover of football so we decided to do a charity football match for Cancer Research UK.

“Then the following year we raised money for Willen Hospice who supported him and it just went on from there really and evolved.”

The family has supported several causes, with Jack’s mother setting up the charity Rebuild Nepal to help low-income families after the tragic 2015 earthquake.

Jack added: “Bringing it to an end at a decade feels like the right time and a natural end. We are sad it’s coming to an end but proud of how what was originally just an idea has turned into an event which has supported several charities.”

The match will be held at Ashlyns School on July 30, marking a special tribute to Steve with players getting together on what would have been his 75th birthday.

Jack and his partner will also be taking on the London Marathon in October. You can donate here.

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