Charity match in memory of Paul

A FOOTBALL match in memory of a Clevedon man who died as a result of a work accident will take place next month.

Clevedon Football Club will face Winscombe Football on August 4 in memory of Paul Thorogood, who died as a result of a work accident in 2007.

The 22-year-old suffered fatalinjuries after being trapped against a wall by a truck.

Despite the best efforts of staff at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), he died of his wounds.

To mark his memory and raise funds for the BRI his family and friends organised the first fundraising match between his former clubs in 2008.


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This year’s match – the fifth to be played – will take place at Clevedon’s ground in Coleridge Vale at 3pm on August 4.

Mr Thorogood’s sister, Claire Thorogood, said: “Every year we have surpassed ourselves with the amount raised.

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“Last year we raised more than �1400 for the BRI and it would be great if this could be beaten again this year.”

The raffle prizes at this year’s match include a signed Bristol City football shirt, a boat ride in Bristol and meal vouchers.

Anyone wishing to donate a raffle prize can contact Ian Thorogood on ithorogood@blueyonder.co.uk or 01275 877982.

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