Kings Langley Football Club are delighted with the £3,000 raised for a lasting memorial for friend and number one fan, Matt Allcock.
Over 250 people attended the fundraising match on May 3, which saw KLFC beat Abbots Langley FC in a 90 minute match under the floodlights.
Greg Lee organised the event and said it was a great evening for a great man and despite the poor weather, it didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone who attended.
“It all went well and was all worth it. There was a raffle, silent raffle, a ‘Battle of the Langley’s’ and much more. The money raised is going towards a coach for the club which will be in Matt’s name.
“The club will be able to make good use out of it and will make it easier for the team and fans to travel to away games next season.”
Greg explained how Matt was a massive part of the club and is missed by all.
He said: “Matt was a big part of the set up here. He was the sponsor, original founder of the supporters club and was a massive part of the fan base as a whole.
“He helped organise and fundraise a charity walk for Sands UK and was just loved by all. He was a great man.”
Amongst the 250 attendees was Matt’s family and friends who Greg paid a special thank you for attending.
Greg also thanked everyone who donated prizes for both the raffle and silent raffle.
He added: “A special thank you to Matt’s father-in-law, Phil Martin, who presented the cup and the raffle on the night. Also thanks to our new chairman, Danny, who donated a signed Watford shirt which helped with the monies raised and to everyone else who donated prizes.”