Charity Race Night In Memory Of Young Football Fan

A charity race night is being held in Bradninch, in memory of a young fan who died in September

Bradninch football club is hosting a charity race night, auction and raffle on Saturday, after the tragic death of a young football fan.

In September, Bampton football club were playing away at Bradninch.

12 year old Oliver Croker was watching the game when he was injured in a tragic accident after players collided with a safety fence. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Oliver's parents revealed that his organs had been used to save the lives of five other children.

Since the accident, Paul Proctor from Bradninch Football Club has rallied the local community together, to organise a big charity night to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal at Bristol Children's hospital.

Paul says " Being a Dad myself, and being there when it happened, just touched my heart really, and I wanted to do everything I can to raise money and awareness for the charities".

Thousands of pounds worth of prizes have been donated, including signed football shirts, tickets to football matches and a variety of family attraction passes.

On Saturday an auction, raffle, silent auction and race night is being held at Bradninch Cricket Club at 7.30pm.

Paul Says " We've got the full support of Oliver's family, and they'll all be there on the night. As well as the Bampton team that were there on that day, they're all coming over, so we're looking to get a fully packed club".

You can find out more about the event and the auction items on offer here

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