Fundraising football match is a big success

Players who took part in the match at Wragby FC. Photo: John Edwards
Players who took part in the match at Wragby FC. Photo: John Edwards

A charity football match was the highlight of a day of events which raised funds in memory of well known Wragby resident Philip Bruntlett.

Mr Bruntlett (56) died in September 2012 while working at Stephenson Farms of East Barkwith.

The football match - combined with an evening auction - raised £2,500.

The money will be divided between Wragby Football Club and the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance.

The air ambulance attended the scene where Mr Bruntlett died..

Mr Buntlett was born in Goltho. He always lived in the Wragby area and was a much respected and popular figure in the community.

He was not a footballer but supported his three sons, Adam (29), Ed (28) and Jonny (21) who all played for Wragby FC.

Mr Bruntlett was also a valued committee member at the club and spent many hours helping with various duties.

They included working on the pitch, providing lighting and maintaining a generator.

The fundraising day began with a junior side match followed by Wragby’s current team playing a Classic XI made up of ex-players, family and friends.

David and Barbara Stephenson - Mr Bruntlett’s former employers - kindly donated a cup in his name.

The cup was presented to which was presented to Wragby FC.

Attractions included a barbecue, face painting, ice creams, a cake stall and a raffle.

There was also a ‘Memory Book’ which allowed people to record stories and recollections about Mr Bruntlett.

Spectators were treated to displays by two aircraft from Wickenby Airfield.

Both planes - a ‘Chipmunk’ and one of the world’s only two remaining ‘DH2s’ - were flown by a Wragby based pilot.

The on-the-pitch action was followed by the charity auction which featured a ‘Rod Stewart’ tribute act, Gary Trew.

It was held at The Turnor Arms by permission of Phil and Di Ward.

Organisers say they were delighted with the success of both events - and the amount of money raised.

The Bruntlett family have thanked everyone who attended and gave such tremendous support .

in remembering Philip Bruntlett.