Benefit match at Garden Walk

A BENEFIT football match has been organised between Royston Town and The Jolly Boys. Mark Newman, who has been manager of the Guilden Morden-based Jolly Boys for a number of years, has been diagnosed with leukaemia and has spent the past three weeks in ho

A BENEFIT football match has been organised between Royston Town and The Jolly Boys.

Mark Newman, who has been manager of the Guilden Morden-based Jolly Boys for a number of years, has been diagnosed with leukaemia and has spent the past three weeks in hospital.

Match organiser and Royston Town striker Craig Hammond said: "I've known Mark for a while and he loves his football.

"He comes down to Garden Walk to watch Royston on a Saturday and manages the Jolly Boys on a Sunday - so he will love this.


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"He's had a difficult time lately and he won't be working for a while, so hopefully the game will help him out a bit.

"I'm sure it will cheer him up and it promises to be a good day."

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The match will take place on Saturday, May 10, at Garden Walk, kick-off 3pm.

There will be a £2 entrance fee for adults and a £1 fee for children, with a barbecue and disco running throughout the evening, as well as a bouncy castle.

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