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Ollerton: Brothers do ‘battle’ in memory of dad Stuart

Sibling rivalry: Jamie and Richard Allan with fellow players at last years charity match that will this year support AMMF.

Sibling rivalry: Jamie and Richard Allan with fellow players at last years charity match that will this year support AMMF.

Brothers and former Ollerton Town players Jamie and Richard Allan are to go head to head as rivals captains in a charity football match on Sunday in memory of their step-dad.

Stuart Apps lost his battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer, last May.

Now the pair are hoping to raise in excess of the £1,200 they banked last summer for Macmillan Nurses with another challenge match at Ollerton Town’s Walesby Lane ground.

This time, proceeds will go to cholangiocarcinoma charity, the Alan Morement Memorial Fund (AMMF).

The game will bring together friends, family and the siblings’ former team-mates as part of a packed day of events that will also include a barbecue, raffle, tombola, bouncy castle and live entertainment at the Red Lion pub in Wellow, who are event sponsors.

The match kicks off at 11am and spectators are asked to make a donation of their choice instead of paying an admission fee.

“I’m immensely proud of what they boys are doing and I know Stuart would be too. He would just want everyone to enjoy the day,” said Stuart’s widow Lyn.

“I’d like to thank all those taking part and Michelle at The Red Lion for her support with the event.”

Prizes up for grabs in the raffle include a three-night stay at the Mayfair Hotel in Jersey, a £50 voucher to spend at Ye Olde Bell Inn at Barnby Moor, tickets to see Ant and Dec at Sheffield Arena, two free rounds of golf at Rufford Golf Club, a Karcher pressure washer and family tickets to Disney on Ice.

AMMF was set up at the end of 2000 and is dedicated to raising awareness, providing information and supporting research into the causes, diagnostic tests and treatments for the disease.

Only five per cent survive cholangiocarcinoma one year from diagnosis because the cancer is often advanced when diagnosed.

You can find out more at AMMF.org.uk.

 

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