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Portsmouth legend raises bar for cancer victims

As published in the Portsmouth news cancer victims have been remembered at the finals of a charity football tournament.

Pompey legend Ray Crawford led the teams onto the pitch  before the tournament started.

Scores of footballers competed in teams which were named after loved ones who had died from the disease. The event took place at the grounds of Portchester Football Club, in Wicor Lane, Portchester on Sunday.

The occasion marked the grand final of a tournament organised by the charity Football for Cancer.

Sponsorship from players and their families and donations on the day helped to raise a staggering £23,000 towards the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Michael Wait, 32, who helped organise the event, which is in its fourth year, said: ‘The weather was a bit of a let down but that didn’t stop everyone having a great time. The atmosphere was brilliant. All the footballers gave it their all in memory of those in their families who have passed away. It was particularly emotional because Tom Prince’s parents Adele and Clinton came along and Adele was crying as we handed her a cheque for the amount of money raised.

‘I’m really impressed with how much we’ve managed to get together for the charity.



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