Maidstone United’s double-winners from the 2001/02 season are getting back together this afternoon (17 June) to support the then team captain.
Fifteen years ago Paul Foley wore the Stones captain’s armband and proudly lifted the Kent League and Cup trophies.
Life today is immeasurably different. Diagnosed with a brain stem cell tumour in September 2012, he had six weeks of intensive radiotherapy, followed by two full courses of chemotherapy. Sadly, his condition has deteriorated to the point of severely limited mobility.
A fundraising page has already raised £25,000 and it’s hoped that today’s benefit match will help the total towards the £30,000 target.
The game will see the Stones of 2001/02 taking on Ramsgate’s double-winning side of 1998/99. Paul played a massive in both clubs and this is an opportunity for fans of both sides to come along and support him, while catching up with some of the players of yesteryear.
Maidstone United 01/02 vs. Ramsgate 98/99
Paul Foley Benefit Match
Saturday 17 June
Kick off 15:00
Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ
- Admission is a minimum of £5 for anyone 12 and over, children aged 11 and under are free.
- If you cannot make it today, you can show your support at https://www.gofundme.com/brain-tumour-treatment
Munch on matchdays
- Spitfire Lounge – hot and cold drinks (Loucas End)
- Stones Grill – hot food and drinks (Loucas End)
On first team matchdays, parking within the stadium is reserved. The nearest car parks are:
- NEW: Sandling Road Pay and Display: Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 1AA (Five minute walk)
- Invicta House Pay and Display: Lower Boxley Road, Maidstone, ME14 2UY (Five minute walk)
- Maidstone East Station Pay and Display: Off Week Street, Maidstone, ME14 1QN (Seven minute walk)
- Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre: off Fairmeadow, Maidstone, ME14 1PS (Eight minute walk)
Motorists are advised that the surrounding streets have parking restrictions and only residents with permits can park there.