Football club donates hundreds of pounds in stalwart's memory

PUBLISHED: 17:32 30 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:34 01 May 2019

Fundraiser Kate Bolton and Long Ashton FC members Matthew Lawrence and Davy McGimpsey. Picture: LA Football Club

Fundraiser Kate Bolton and Long Ashton FC members Matthew Lawrence and Davy McGimpsey. Picture: LA Football Club

Long Ashton Football Club

A football club has donated £500 in remembrance of a 'phenomenal man' for Help Bristol's Homeless.

Long Ashton FC players presented charity organiser Kate Bolton with the cash in memory of club stalwart Paul Tilling earlier in the season.

The group raised £450 from February's fundraiser and collected more to make it £500.

Paul died in February last year of a heart attack while at work.

Event organiser Davy McGimpsey admits the club struggles on in Paul's absence.

He said: “Paul is still very much remembered.

“When we do events in his name, the respect and gravitas this holds means people are only too willing to support these ventures.

“It's been tough since Paul died, both on and off the pitch.

“Every difficult day is tempered with his memory and we have to plough on, because that's what Tills would do.”

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