Billy’s memorial football match ...

Friends of the late Billy Kendall, holding a football tournament, auctions and raffles to raise money for Help for Heroes.'Pictured at the Dusty Miller, Hove Edge, Brighouse
Friends of the late Billy Kendall, holding a football tournament, auctions and raffles to raise money for Help for Heroes.'Pictured at the Dusty Miller, Hove Edge, Brighouse

THE DUSTY Miller will be playing host to the Billy Kendall Memorial event.

There will be the newly re-formed Old Punch Bowl side, Brighouse Town and Brighouse Old Boys plus visiting Nottingham-based Riverside FC taking part in the match at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School from 9.30am on Saturday.

The tournament, for which each team has kindly donated £100 each to play in, should be wrapped up by 2pm and the fun will then continue at the Dusty Miller.

There will be a presentation to the winning team from the round robin event made by John Horsley. Billy, who died while on leave from the Army used to play for Clifton Rangers when Mr Horsley was chairman. There will be fun for all at the Dusty with a bouncy castle, barbecue, face painting and Andy Pearson, one of the organisers, will be having his legs waxed.

T-shirts will also be on sale, which will have a picture of Billy on the front. All proceeds on the day are going to Help the Heroes and SADS charities.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of people. We will be having a big raffle and holding an auction at 7pm and the prizes donated are unbelievable,” said Andy.

People can bid on flat screen televisions, a six month gym membership, a £90 voucher for climbing at ROKT, signed football and rugby league memorabilia, cases of wine and many other great prizes.