Tom's Charity Football Match In Memory Of Mum

16 February 2018, 00:00

Tom Mackelden is putting on a charity match

A young man from Kent whose mum died of cancer has told Heart fundraising has helped him cope with her death.

Tom Mackelden has raised more than £17,000 for charity in just over a year thought running the London Marathon, organising a charity ball and holding a golf day.

His mum, Tania, died in February 2017, aged 45, after cancer spread to her liver, rib cage, bone marrow, spine and brain.



Her battle inspired the 20-year-old, from Staplehurst, to organise a second charity football match to help fund the work of Cancer Research UK. The first one happened just days after Tania's death.

Hundreds of people are expected at the Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone tonight (Friday), as teams made up of family, friends and semi-pro players go head-to-head to help raise money.

Kick off's at 7.30pm and entry on the gate is £5. There will also be a raffle and action after the game.