Son to host charity Lincoln football match in dad’s memory

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A charity football match will be played in memory of Peter Burr who sadly died suddenly last month.

Peter, who sadly died on September 1, was well known locally and was a popular painter and decorator.

The funds raised at the match, which will be played on November 4 at 7.15pm, will go to LIVES.

The match will take place at Lincoln Moorlands Railway FC on Newark Road. Entry is free but donations are welcomed.

There will also be a raffle to raise extra money for the charity.

LIVES is the Lincolnshire charity that supports 700+ trained volunteers who get to their neighbours fast to deliver vital care in those first critical moments of a medical emergency before handing over to the ambulance service.

Gary Burr, organiser and son of Peter, said: “Dad was a great man and was very popular in the local community.

“I wanted to organise a charity match because he loved and football, the match involves my friends that mostly played for Metheringham Wednesday and we will be playing a friends team Dynamo Varsity All Stars.”

Nikki Silver CEO of LIVES said: “We’re so humbled and honoured that Gary has chosen for LIVES to benefit from the football match being held in his father’s memory, so that we can be there for many more people.”

A just giving page has been created in memory of Peter, to donate, visit the website.