Memorial football match raises £2,600 for charity

The footballers taking part in the Charlie Allum Memorial Day at the Hithercroft sports park on Saturday.  Pictures: OX68782 Denis Kennedy

The footballers taking part in the Charlie Allum Memorial Day at the Hithercroft sports park on Saturday. Pictures: OX68782 Denis Kennedy Buy this photo

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MORE than £2,600 was raised at a memorial event for a Wallingford football stalwart.

The annual Charlie Allum Memorial Tournament was held at the Hithercroft sports park on Saturday and attracted 85 footballers.

Oxford Mail:

Charlie Allum

Mr Allum, who played for and managed AFC Wallingford, died from cancer at the age of 55, three years ago.

His daughter Nicky Othamani, 35, from Carterton, said the day went well.

She said: “I ran a cake stall this year and it was a real winner. The day is always quite emotional for me, but it was very good and raised more money than ever before.”

Her daughter Samiah, four, helped her mum decorate the cakes.

Oxford Mail:

Samiah Othamani

She said: “I got to help decorate the cakes and I had a really nice day.”

The day raised £2,600 for charity AMMF, which raises awareness about bile duct cancer.

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