March 22, 2018 10.46 am This story is over 70 months old

Charity football match to raise funds for terminally ill Lincoln firefighter

Firefighters are on a mission to help a brave Lincoln colleague.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue will play in a charity football match in April to raise funds for a terminally ill colleague Stefan Hawcroft who has a brain tumour.

A match between under 30s and over 30s will take place at Spalding United FC on Winfrey Avenue on April 4, with a 7pm kick-off, in a bid to raise more towards the £250,000 total needed to send Stefan to a specialist in Germany.

The fire service will be there from 6pm with raffle prizes and a mixture of games before the main event.

They’re welcoming all to the grounds, and thanked Spalding United for their support.

As previously reported the 29-year-old Lincoln firefighter was diagnosed with a brain tumour four years ago, but continued his work with the fire service throughout his radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.

Stefan’s condition deteriorated and the NHS could no longer provide treatment, so his wedding to partner Rebecca was brought forward.

Stefan Hawcroft recently got married to his partner Rebecca.

Over £45,000 has already been raised and all proceeds will go to the Stefan Hawcroft page

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Kelvyn Brookes said: “Any support will go a long way into helping one of the bravest people we have in the brigade and we would like to thank Spalding United for their fantastic support.”