More than 1,400 people came to the Gallagher Stadium today to celebrate the life of Charlie Girling.
The home of the Stones hosted a charity match in which teachers from Maplesden Noakes School, alongside Charlie’s dad and brother, took on a side of former professional and semi-pro footballers. Students from the Buckland Road school turned out in force to cheer on their team and remember a much-loved friend.
Before the game, Maplesden headteacher Richard Owen paid tribute to the 12-year-old, who tragically died in July while on an International Scouting Jamboree in Finland.
Funds raised at today’s game will be donated to the 1st Aylesford Scouts. Charlie had been part of 1st Aylesford since the age of six and his family would like to raise money so that the scout group can continue to develop and offer local children the fantastic opportunities in scouting that he had.
- If you were unable to make the game but would like to contribute, please visit the school’s JustGiving page.
Raffle prize winners
- 1st prize: 230 Blue
- 2nd prize: 389 Blue
- 3rd prize: 62 White
- 4th prize: 148 Green
- 5th prize: 3 Orange
The 30 other winners were: 101 Green, 277 Blue, 154 Yellow, 157 Pink, 113 Orange, 407 Pink, 397 Orange, 370 Pink, 196 Yellow, 296 White, 374 Pink, 204 Green, 46 Yellow, 463 Yellow, 52 Pink, 1 Pink, 195 Pink, 290 Orange, 189 Green, 472 Pink, 224 White, 138 Pink, 221 Orange, 370 White, 499 Yellow, 53 Blue, 320 White, 27 Green, 26 Orange, 310 Pink.