Football match featuring former Norwich City stars raises £5,000 for seriously ill youngster
PUBLISHED: 10:25 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:29 07 August 2019
A football-themed family fun day featuring two former Norwich City stars has raised £5,000 for a seriously ill north Norfolk youngster.
Organised by friends of East Runton couple Kevin and Julie Pitcher, whose five-year-old son Benny has an inoperable brain tumour, the event included stalls, games and rides, as well as a football match with team members including Canaries legends Darren Eadie and Mike Milligan.
Benny, who is undergoing treatment to slow the growth of his tumour, blew the whistle kicking off the game, which was hosted by Sheringham Football Club.
Martin Watts, who came up with the idea of the fun day, said proceeds would go towards a crowdfunding appeal he started six months ago to support the Pitcher family.
Thanking all those who supported the event, Mr Watts added: "People travelled from as far as Holland, Carlisle and Manchester to help raise a truly amazing total which will help the Pitcher family make some special memories and adapt their home to make Benny as comfortable as they can."
To support Benny, visit www.justgiving/crowdfunding/bennytoeurodisney