Foot­balling team ef­fort in mem­ory of dad who died af­ter can­cer fight

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AFUNDRAISING foot­ball tour­na­ment is be­ing held this week­end in mem­ory of Skelmers­dale man Garry Haynes.

Garry re­cently lost his three­year fight with leukaemia at the age of 34.

The event, which has been set up by the Join Ge­or­gia Fight­ing Against Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis char­ity, is be­ing held on the War­ren­house play­ing fields in Kirkby on (Satur­day) July 1.

A foot­ball tour­na­ment, in­volv­ing a to­tal of seven, will be played by eight teams of 11 men from Liver­pool and West Lan­cashire.

The teams are all trav­el­ling to Kirkby for the event, some of which are from Orm­skirk, Skelmers­dale, South Liver­pool and Boo­tle.

The matches will each be one-hour long and will be­gin at 11am and fin­ish at ap­prox­i­mately 3pm.

Tony Good­win, 34, event or­gan­iser of Join Ge­or­gia Fight­ing Against Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis, said: “In the last few weeks, Garry sadly passed away af­ter a three-year bat­tle with leukaemia, but his legacy is still grow­ing.

“In re­spect for him and his fam­ily, the team from Skelmers­dale will be wear­ing a pic­ture of him on their shirts.”

The win­ners tro­phy is also be­ing awarded in mem­ory of Garry.

The com­mu­nity-in­spired event will also of­fer free face paint­ing and meet and greets with Trolls, and Su­per­man mas­cots for chil­dren, which will be­gan at noon.

Food and drink will be avail­able from a food and ice cream van.

There is no obli­ga­tion to do­nate money, but buck­ets will be lo­cated around the event.

Money raised from the event will be do­nated to Garry’s chil­dren, Ley­ton, three, and Amelia, one.

Tony added: “All money raised by Skelmers­dale will be given to Garry’s fam­ily. He will be at the heart of the tour­na­ment this week­end.

“Garry Haynes will be loved, missed, but al­ways re­mem­bered.”

Garry Haynes with his fam­ily, who will ben­e­fit from the event

Po­lice would like to speak to these men about the in­ci­dent

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