There’s a big match on tonight at Sincil Bank, we all know that, but on Friday evening there’s a chance to have some fun for a great cause.
Imps fan Gary burr lost his father in 2016 to a heart attack and since then has been focused on raising as much money for the British Heart Foundation as he can. That’s why this weekend a host of former Lincoln City players will take to the Ashby Avenue pitch to raise money and have some fun at the same time.
They’ll be playing Gary’s team, BHF FC, who play a handful of times a year looking to raise money where they can. There’s a huge number of ex-Imps scheduled to be at the event, with Matt Carmichael, Dennis Leigh, Phil Hubbard, Tony Cunningham and Trevor Swinburne all supporting from the stands.
Managed by former Imps and radio personality Steve Thompson, the former players team will consist of some very familiar names. There’s Dean West, Danny Hone, Mark Hone, Terry Cooper, both Paul Smiths, John Schofield, Scott Kerr, Terry Fleming, Gavin Gordon, Simon Yeo, Paul Miller, David Poppleton, Paul Mayo, Warren Ward and Barry Richardson.
As well as the support on the pitch, organiser Gary wanted to offer some thanks to those who are making it possible off the field.
“The FPA and Rob [Bradley] have been fantastic. We’ve got the venue free of charge. Richard Kane, chairman at Gainsborough Trinity, has given us £250 towards the kit. Barry Richardson and his wife Sarah have given us £300. They had a daughter who died of a heart condition. Running Imp are providing the trophy and man of the match plaque free of charge.”
As well as the former players on show and the great efforts in raising funds for the cause, Radio Lincolnshire will also be broadcasting their Friday evening show ‘Hope and Glory’ live from Ashby Avenue.
It promises to be a great night and if you’re not able to make it to Forest Green the day after, this might well be the football fix you’re looking for this weekend.