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Paul arranges charity match for Sunday

17 July 2014

Fundraiser for Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Church Stretton

A charity football match to raise money for Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be held in Church Stretton on Sunday morning.
Shrewsbury man Paul Biddulph, part of the matchday camera team at Shrewsbury Town's Greenhous Meadow, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in February and wants to say thank you for the treatment he received by raising some money.
Paul said: "I had my chemotherapy at the Cancer Centre at the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham and they have been fantastic.
"A fellow Town fan, Nigel Morgan, has had a similar experience with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as they treated a young family friend successfully.
"We wanted to support the centre financially and Nigel and I are raising money with a charity football match on Sunday in Church Stretton.
"It will be my team, Ivory Toast, against his team, Braziliants, and there will be a get together afterwards at Church Stretton Cricket Club. 
"My team is made up 90 per cent of Prince of Wales players from Shrewsbury against Nigel’s largely Church Stretton-based side. 
"Both Nigel and I will take part in the game for a few minutes but I’m taking on a more player-manager's role." 
The match, sponsored by Long Mynd Taxis and Darwin ITC, will kick off at Russells Meadow in Church Stretton at 10am on Sunday and all are welcome to attend.
Entry is free but spectators are invited to make donations via a bucket collection. 

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