Generous donation after pub break-in

Landlord Richard Stevens and charity organisor Denise Dawson at The Old Pond Inn, Hove Edge.
Landlord Richard Stevens and charity organisor Denise Dawson at The Old Pond Inn, Hove Edge.

Organisers of a charity football match in memory of nursery nurse Lisa Freeman have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity.

Andy Dawson said since an article in last week’s Brighouse Echo about the theft of a Cardiomyopathy Association charity bottle from the Old Pond pub, Hove Edge, he has received two anonymous donations and a donation from CREW heart support group.

“The support we have received from so many people has been overwhelming. So just a big thank you to everyone who has donated,” he said.

John Tudor, chair of the trustees at CREW said: “A few of our members suffer from the condition themselves and we know what a terrible thing it is. Anyone who tries to make a difference in any way deserves as much support as possible.”

The match at Lane Head Recreation Ground will be held on Sunday, with kick off at 10.30am.

The event is to raise money in memory of Lisa, a mum of two who died in October 2005 from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She worked at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Brighouse.

The day will begin with the charity football match when the current Old Pond team will play the Old Pond Legends, a side made up of retired players and special guests from the Hove Edge area. Any players wanting to play should turn up at Lane Head at 10am, or if any further information is required contact Andy on 07769188884 or visit the club’s website www.pitchero.com/clubs/oldpondafc

More information about CREW at www.crewheartsupport.co.uk