A charity football team will face off against a Lincoln Sunday League side at Sincil Bank next month to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
BHF FC will play a cup match against AFC West End on Friday, May 10 (kick-off 7.30pm). The minimum donation for adult entry is £2. Under-16s can enter for free.
All proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation in memory of organiser Gary Burr’s dad Peter, who died suddenly of a heart attack two years ago. Donations can be made by clicking here.
Gary set up a charity football team – BHF FC – in April 2017. He wanted to show his support of the British Heart Foundation where he is fundraising as manager so he set up the team.
The team has played fundraising games ever since including the fourth edition of the Peter Burr Memorial Cup at Lincoln United FC’s ground Ashby Avenue in March 2019. That match raised over £3,000.
Gary told The Lincolnite: “Ever since I set up BHF FC two years ago I always said that I wanted the team to play at Sincil Bank. When the opportunity to play at Sincil Bank came around we jumped at the chance.
“A lot of the players for my team are Lincoln fans and many are season-ticket holders. We have played four games so far as BHF FC and raised £6,000. By the end of next year I want to raise £10,000 and we have many more games planned.
“A big thanks to Branston Ltd for being match sponsors, Darren Rogan for being match ball sponsor, Running Imps for sponsoring the man-of-the-match award and Impclusion for the trophy.”
AFC West End manager Sam McDonnell has helped Gary arrange the match. AFC West End was formed in 2004 and is approaching its 15th birthday.
The club wanted to start using its presence and large community of former players for some good and has partnered with BHF FC for what should be a great charity match.