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Charity football match and family fun day being held in Rubery
8:00am Monday 30th September 2013 in Local
A CHARITY football match and family fun day is being held in Rubery to raise money to support the care of sick and premature babies.
The match, between Rubery Old Stars and Birmingham City All Stars, is being held at Rubery Leisure Centre, in Holywell Lane, this Sunday, October 6. The kick off time is 11am.
The match has been organised to co-incide with Dickies Day; the annual family funday in memory of Richard Evans, a friend of the organisers, who died of meningitis 10 years ago.
The inspiration behind arranging the game came from event organiser Trevor Neason. His granddaughter Jeorgie Neason gave birth to her son Joseph, prematurely, which led to him spending a lot of time at the Birmingham Women's Hospital neo-natal unit.
Mr Neason said: “Joseph was born three months premature and weighed less than a bag of sugar and had it not been for the fantastic work the nursing staff did he may not be with us today.
“On visiting the unit and seeing all the babies in there and learning that the unit is supported by charity donations I really felt we had to do something to help.”
He contacted Birmingham DJ and football commentator Tom Ross, the chairman of the Birmingham City All Stars team, who helped organise the match.
A number of ex-Birmingham City players will be appearing including Jeff Kenna.
As well as the match the fun day includes bouncy castles, slides, hot food, live music and a licensed bar.
Entry to the event is £3 for adults, £1 for children.
All the money raised on the day is being donated to the Tiny Babies, Big Appeal, raising money for new equipment for the unit.
For more details search for DickiesDayUK on Facebook.
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