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TOWN LEGENDS MATCH PROVES A SUCCESS

25 April 2017

Former Blues took to the pitch alongside supporters and helped raised over £6,500 for charity

A football match which saw legends of Ipswich Town’s past go head-to-head in the name of charity has helped raise more than £6,500.

The Ipswich Town Legends match has become a popular annual fixture at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow.

And Sunday’s event, which saw an equal amount of Legends on each team for the first time, was no different with hundreds attending the match to see the likes of Matt Holland and Russell Osman in action.



The match raised more than £5,000 for MY WiSH Charity’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign and the ITFC Academy with an extra £1,400 raised from a ‘Legends evening’ with Terry Butcher and Matt Holland – held in conjunction with the Ipswich Town Supporters Club - on Thursday 13th April.

This takes the total raised from the event to more than £21,000 since it first started four years ago.



Sue Smith, fundraising manager for My WiSH Charity which supports West Suffolk Hospital, said: “We wanted to try something different this year by pitting Legends against Legends and we are delighted with how much was raised for two very worthwhile causes.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported both the Legends evening and also Sunday’s match.”

The match was closely fought with the Away Legends narrowly winning 4-3. The scorers for the home team were Alan Lee, Oliver Page and Jarrod Ellis while the away goalscorers were Charlie Hitch (2), Will Trott and Jon Waters.



The event was organised in conjunction with Simon Milton, academy director at Ipswich Town, who went off injured after rupturing his Achilles.

Sue said the whole of My WiSH Charity wanted to thank Simon for all of his support since the match first started and to wish him a speedy recovery.

Photos courtesy of Dominic Dean


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