Jade’s charity football match for Brain Tumour Research is a winner

Charity football match organised by Jade Newman in memory of her brother Lee Sutton for Brain Tumour Research - Jade Newman with both teams who took part in the match'Photo: MSMP090912-140js
Charity football match organised by Jade Newman in memory of her brother Lee Sutton for Brain Tumour Research - Jade Newman with both teams who took part in the match'Photo: MSMP090912-140js

A CHARITY football match has raised about £2,000 for a charity close to the organiser’s heart.

Jade Newman, 18, of Alpine Close in Oakham, organised the game played on Sunday to raise money for Brain Tumour Research after her brother Lee Sutton died aged 19 in January 2005, two months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The event on Sunday afternoon, held at Catmose College, included a balloon release and tombola as well as a closely fought football match, which finished a four all draw.

About 100 people turned out to watch the 26 players, including Jade, play in the game.

Jade said: “It was fantastic, we had a really good day. I was overwhelmed by how many people where there and all the fantastic support I have had.

“My brother has been gone eight years in January but it is amazing to see how many people still care for him.

“I want to say thank you to all the people who helped out and supported it and all the shops who donated prises for the tombola.”

Jade is now considering making the charity match an annual event.