Former Stones academy player Tom Mackelden is hosting a charity match in memory of his mum in a fortnight’s time.
Family, friends and teammates will be coming together at the home of the Stones to mark the first anniversary of Tania Mackelden’s passing after a brave battle against cancer.
In memory of his mum, Tom has dedicated himself to fundraising for Cancer Research UK. In the past 12 months he has raised almost £20,000 through a charity match, golf day, gala ball and running the London Marathon.
With the forthcoming match on Friday 16 February, a 007-themed dinner next month and running the London and Bournemouth marathons, he’s hoping to take his fundraising total to more than £25,000.
Stones boss Jay Saunders said: “Tom’s an exceptional young man. After everything he and his family have been through, no one would have blamed him for taking some time out but he’s thrown himself into the fundraising and is doing a superb job for Cancer Research UK.
“It shows how well thought of Tania was that so many want to be involved with this charity match and I hope many more will come along on the night to remember her and support Tom’s push to reach the next fundraising target.”
Admission to the charity match is £5 per person. There will also be an auction and raffle, so bring plenty of spare change with you.
Mummy Mack Charity Match Round Two
Friday 16 February 2018
Kick off 19:30, gates open 18:30
Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ