Football match to remember Fenland man

Hughes cheque presentation
Hughes cheque presentation

Staff from a Wisbech electrical shop were on the ball when they took part in a charity football match in memory of one of its drivers.

David Youngs, the manager of Hughes Electrical in Wisbech, organised the charity event in memory of the store’s installation driver Jon Foley, who passed away last year following a heart attack.

Staff from the branch teamed up with employees from Hughes stores in King’s Lynn, Ely and Hunstanton for the match against Hughes’ installation workers, also based in King’s Lynn.

The game was held in Ingoldisthorpe over the May Bank Holiday, with teams battling it out for the Jon Foley Memorial Trophy.

Each of the players donated money to play, and there was also a raffle and funds collected through sponsorship. – with the total amount raised reaching £1,000.

Mr Youngs said Mr Foley, a father-of-two from Walsoken, was a keen supporter of Marie Curie Cancer Care, so the money was raised in aid of his favourite cause.

Mr Foley’s daughters Sian and Laurette thought the charity match was a great idea and supported the day.