In memory of Bob Cooke
Date published: 20 June 2018
Gearing up for the game: Lee Jeffery (who organised the previous event), this year's organiser Thomas Smith, Home Guard steward Thomas Jeffery, Lee Smith and Nathan Cooke (Bob's son)
Five years after staging a charity match in aid of the British Heart Foundation, Failsworth-based Home Guard FC are repeating their efforts with another fund-raising game this weekend.
Previously, Lee Jeffrey organised a charity match between Home Guard FC and the Home Guard Vets in memory of his uncle, Dave Lewtas, who died of coronary heart disease.
A hugely successful match and fun day raised lots of money for the BHF.
This time the BHF charity is due to benefit again as another match - between the same two teams - takes place in Failsworth this Saturday, June 23.
Thomas Smith has organised this years event and the match will be in memory of his uncle, Bob Cooke, who passed away in 2016.
It will be a very family orientated event, with lots going on at the Home Guard club after the match, including face painting and a raffle.
The football match will be played on Brierley Avenue, at Failsworth Soccer Centre's 4G pitch, and will kick off at 12 noon.
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