July 30 2014 Latest news:
Harry Kemble, Reporter
Monday, June 23, 2014
A bubble football tournament held to raise funds for King George Hospital and Cancer research has collected £1,000.
Lyndon Lynch, of Barking, a former Bishop’s Stortford striker and coach of the England Cerebral Palsy football team, organised the 10-team competition after contracting bowel cancer last year.
Although he is now in remission he wanted to help support the charity and the hospital.
He said: “Obviously raising funds was our main aim but we had a lot fun too.”
Mr Lynch was pleased to see the oncology nurse Diane Cook who was responsible for his treatment at King George Hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, at the event in Barking Abbey School in Barking.
Mr Lynch added: “We are grateful for Barking Abbey School for letting use the venue for free.”
The money raised will be split between the hospital and £500 will be donated to charity Cancer Research.
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