Service staff gear up for charity football clash

Service staff gear up for charity football clash


Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service staff are currently gearing up for an 11-a-side charity football match with Nottinghamshire Police.

​The game will be held on Wednesday 14 December at the Basford United football ground, Greenwich Avenue, Old Basford, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

Entry will be £3 for adults and £1 for children and a raffle will be held on the night.

All proceeds will go towards sending Sgt Phil Hogg, who has worked for the force for 29 years, to a private oncology clinic in Germany to undergo Immunotherapy treatment. Phil was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last July and needs around £60k to fund his treatment.

PC Paul Young, who has organised the match, said: “This will be a competitive game which brings together two of the blue light services, to raise funds for one of our own. Phil is a great guy and needs as much support as possible to help get him the treatment that could ultimately prolong his life.

“We welcome everyone to come down and watch the game, cheer us on and support this really worthwhile cause."

Also commenting, Firefighter Steve Smith, who has pulled the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service team together, said: "When Paul got in touch regarding the charity match, I was more than happy to get a team together for what is a very good cause.

"We're all really looking forward to it and we hope that we can raise as much money as possible. I'd definitely encourage people in the local area to come and watch if they can - it should be a really good game!"

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