Rail staff line up for match in rail worker’s mem­ory

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Curry House Fire - By Ai­dan Bar­low

Rail­way work­ers and en­gi­neers played a char­ity foot­ball game in mem­ory of a col­league who died from a heart con­di­tion ear­lier this year.

Kevin Her­ron worked for South­east­ern as an en­gi­neer for 11 years, look­ing af­ter sec­tions of the line around Rams­gate.

Sadly the 47-year-old, from Ash­ford, died in March, prompt­ing friends and col­leagues to or­gan­ise an event in his mem­ory.

South­east­ern en­gi­neer­ing ap­pren­tice Jonathan Moore or­gan­ised a char­ity foot­ball match at Ash­ford United’s Home­lands sta­dium be­tween staff work­ing on the main­line and staff on the metro Lon­don lines.

Mr Moore said: “The match was fan­tas­tic. It was a hard fought con­test, with the Metro team lead­ing 4-1 at half-time.

“A few changes in the line-up saw Main­line score three goals be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle, end­ing the game 4-4.

“It was de­cided that as Kevin worked with all of the play­ers, that the match was to re­main a draw with no out­right win­ner,” he added.

The match raised £265, which is to be split be­tween Help for He­roes and the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

Mr Moore said: “It was mas­sively im­por­tant to hold the event in mem­ory of Kevin, as he was a much loved col­league who was an avid sup­porter of Help for He­roes.

“He also man­aged a lo­cal foot­ball team, which meant that a foot­ball match in his hon­our was a per­fect way of show­ing our ap­pre­ci­a­tion.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion visit www.bhf.org.uk and for more in­for­ma­tion about Help for He­roes visit www.help­forheroes. org.uk

Main­line, in yel­low, and Metro Slade be­fore the char­ity match in mem­ory of Kevin Her­ron, who died from a heart con­di­tion in March, aged 47

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4366920

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4366930

Metro Slade, in stripes, went in 4-1 up at half time be­fore Main­line scored three late goals to grab a hard-fought draw

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