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Charity football match in memory of Harlow footballer

Charity / Mon 18th Apr 2022 am30 11:06am

A CHARITY football match has raised £2,485 for mental health charity, Mind.  

Ware-based St Margaretsbury player, Tony Smith, organised the event at the club’s recreation ground on Saturday, April 9.

The match was dedicated to the memory of Rob Teppett, who sadly took his own life in January 2020. 

Rob’s mum, Wendie Teppett, attended the event and was presented with a shirt with Rob’s name and shirt number on to mark the occasion.

Tony said: “I feel like now more than ever is the time to talk and help people who are struggling with mental health.  

“I also want to play my part in helping to reduce the stigma associated with admitting you need help with your mental health, as people shouldn’t feel ashamed to talk.”

The players were from previous St Margaretsbury or Harlow-based teams that Tony has played with over his adult career.

The match ended with a 2 – 0 win for the Harlow team, and a special moment took place when Tony scored the second goal and ran to the bench to lift and display Rob’s shirt.

Tony added: “I’d like to thank everyone involved, as it was just a fantastic day, fully supported by St Margaretsbury FC that everyone involved enjoyed, and funds were raised for a cause very close to my heart.”

To make a donation to Mind, visit here.

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