Saying thank you to nurses

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A Brighouse man has organised a charity football match to raise money for Macmillan Nurses after helping him and his wife.

James Core, who previously managed Hove Edge Working Men’s Club, came up with the idea to help the charity after his wife Gillian was diagnosed with breast cancer.

He explained that not only did the nurses help his wife but also himself.

“I didn’t realise that I was suffering from some mental issues when she was undergoing treatment,” he said.

“Gillian underwent surgery and radiotherapy and all treatment has been finished now but the nurses were fantastic. I wanted to pay something back to them.

“Once I told people I was doing this they have been really supportive and come on board to help.”

The match will feature many of the old members of the Hove Edge team as they take on the current Old Pond side on Sunday, October 26.

Securing a pitch has been difficult but Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School has stepped in to offer its pitch for the match.

After the game, a pie and peas supper will be held at Thornhill Briggs Working Men’s Club, where there will also be a raffle with prizes being donated from members of the club.