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OSSIE CUP: Fun day and tournament held in memory of inspirational Garston boy

 Published on: 5th May 2024   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

A family fun day is being held to raise funds for a new project at Watford General Hospital.

Garston resident Ossie Robinson was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of seven in 2013. He sadly passed away in 2017.

Ossie lived across the road from Everett Rovers FC and his main passion in life was football. His determination to play and watch the game kept him going throughout his gruelling treatment.

A football tournament known as the Ossie Cup has been held for several years in his memory and has raised vital funds for various charities.

To mark the seventh anniversary since Ossie passed away, his parents Lee and Karly have chosen to raise money for a new garden for young patients at Watford General Hospital called Ossie’s Garden, working alongside West Herts Teaching Hospitals Charity.

Karly said: “Ossie spent many moments in such gardens, and [it] was a place for some kind of peace and normality.”

The fun day will be held at Everett Rovers FC from 10am on Sunday, May 26, and will feature music, food and entertainment alongside the Ossie Cup.

Volunteers and prizes for the raffle and auction are welcome. Email to find out more.

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