Denver players remember Reg Rose

Denver Playing Fields. Old Boys v DenverFC charity Football match. ANL-150609-201218009

Denver Playing Fields. Old Boys v DenverFC charity Football match. ANL-150609-201218009

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A football match to honour a dedicated lay preacher has raised £1,260 for charity.

Serving and past players from Denver Football Club returned to the pitch at the village playing field on Friday last week to remember Reg Rose.

Mr Rose died suddenly in February this year at the age of 75.

The father-of-three had lived in Denver for 46 years with wife Mary.

During this time he not only helped to run the football club but was also an active parish councillor and in later years chairman of Denver Village Hall Committee.

Players who had been involved in the club when Mr Rose was manager took part.

The game had been organised by Mr Rose’s son Jerry, who was delighted to have raised £1,260 for the East Anglia Air Ambulance during the match.

He said: “A few of us thought that this was a fitting way to remember my dad and also an opportunity to raise money for charity.

“Dad had previously raised money for The East Anglia Air Ambulance and so this was an obvious choice.

“Through players match fee’s, donations and a raffle we raised £1,260 which was awarded on the night to the charity.

“The turnout to watch the game was overwhelming and my family and I would like to thank everyone involved including local businesses which donated a number of raffle prices and those that came along to support and helped to make the event such a success.”

A memorial bench, donated by the parish council, was also unveiled at the match.