Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Fund-raiser in memory of footballer

A FOOTBALL memorial day was held in Watlington for a former player who died after suffering

A FOOTBALL memorial day was held in Watlington for a former player who died after suffering a heart attack.

Martin “Fid” Carter, who lived in Chalgrove but played for Watlington FC, died in May last year, aged 48.

The event was run by the club in conjunction with Chalgrove Cavaliers at Watlington’s recreation ground.

A memorial trophy, the Carter Cup, was donated by BMW Cowley where Mr Carter had worked as an electrician since he left school.

The cup was competed for by Watlington and Chalgrove veterans’ teams with the former winning 2-1. The day also included a number of matches between junior teams from both places and a men’s match.



The event raised £1,150, of which £600 will be donated to the British Heart Foundation and the rest towards the cost of a community defibrillator. Vice-chairman Keith Woolfson said: “All in all it was a great day, so a big thank-you to all who attended and helped to make it possible.”

He said the defibrillator would probably be installed on the outside of the pavilion, off Shirburn Road.



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