A WEEKEND of fundraising in memory of a former March man killed in Afghanistan resulted in over £3,000 being raised.
Parkfield Sports Club at Wimblington played host to three days of activities including cricket and football matches to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity set up in memory of Cpl Lee Scott, who was killed in Afghanistan two years ago.
Lee completed his secondary education at the Neale-Wade Community College and was a keen footballer. He played with Wimblington Wanderers Junior Football Club for four seasons from 1994.
This was the second year running an event has been held at Wimblington in Lee’s memory.
Last year saw a football match played between Lee’s former team mates and his comrades from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, and a disco/dance evening. This year the event was extended to include the cricket match between the two teams.
There was also a disco on both Saturday and Sunday evenings and a charity auction with former boxer Dave ‘Boy’ Green as auctioneer.
“It was an absolutely fantastic weekend. We can’t thank people enough for their support and all the businesses and individuals who helped by donating items, and helping out,” said Jeff Lemmon, who ran Wimblington Wanderers when Lee was a player and organised the weekend.