SEAGULLS goalscoring legend Peter Ward is to star in a charity
football match set to raise thousands for underprivileged
Friday, April 29, will see the 10th annual match between
supporters of Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace to
raise cash for the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF).
The fund was set up in 2001 in memory of Robert Eaton, an avid
Albion fan killed in the September 11 attacks in New York.
Since then it has raised almost £90,000 for underprivileged
youngsters both in England and overseas.
The fund’s signature event is an annual match held at The
Dripping Pan in Lewes, and organisers are urging people to
help mark the game’s 10th anniversary by making it the most
successful yet. Lining up alongside Ward will be former Albion
captain Paul Rogers and striker Ricky Marlowe.
REMF chairman Gareth Glover said: “To reach the 10-year mark
and still be going strong is a testament to all those involved
with the charity over the years. We are hoping Friday’s game
will be the biggest yet and help us break through the £100,000
mark, which will be an unbelievable achievement.”
Entrance to the match is £5 for adults. Those under 16 pay £2,
or get in free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
There will be a raffle, a well stocked bar and the Gully’s
Girls cheerleaders will provide half-time entertainment. The
match kicks off at 7.45pm.