Denver football match to raise money for Reg

Reg and Mary Rose  from Denver, celebrate 50 years of marriage ENGANL00120120327161741
Reg and Mary Rose from Denver, celebrate 50 years of marriage ENGANL00120120327161741
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A lay preacher who had been dedicated to his community will be honoured in a charity football match.

Reg Rose died earlier this year at the age of 75 but had made a big impact on his village in Denver by supporting numerous groups.

His son Jerry has organised a special match at Denver Playing Field on Friday, September 4, to raise money for the air ambulance.

Denver Football Club players from the 1980s to the current day will be putting on their boots to remember Reg.

Members of Denver Parish Council will also be unveiling a memorial bench for Reg during the event.

A barbecue and other refreshments will be available at the Denver Bell pub after the match.

Mr Rose, who has organised the match with Alan Thurlbourne and Robbie Jackson, is hoping people will come along and support the event.

He said: “My father had been involved with so many different parts of the village and had supported the football club for many years.

“This is going to be a one-off special evening.

“We would welcome the support on the night.”

The two teams, which will be made up of a mixture of current and former club members, will be kicking off at 6.30pm.

The match ball has been sponsored by Jean and Nigel Johnson from Denver Post Office.

Mr Rose, who died in February, was well-known in the area as a lay preacher.

He also ran tea dances and was the chairman of Denver village hall committee.