Football match in memory of Danny Walsh tomorrow

Danny Walsh.
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Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial football match tomorrow (Sunday) in memory of Danny Walsh.

The match will take place at Harrowby United’s Environcom Stadium, just yards from where the 30-year-old was killed in the early hours of Sunday, July 28.

The event has been organised by Danny’s cousin, Adam Grant, who has seen an amazing response. He said: “Lots of people are saying they’re going to come and everyone keeps e-mailing to see if they can play. We’ve got about 40 players and I think there’s about 600 people planning on coming.”

Danny was a Harrowby United fan so it is fitting the game will be held at their home ground. Chairman of the football club Ian Weatherstone said: “He was a big character in the club who spent a lot of time here.

“When the football was on he was always supporting the club so we’re more than happy for the match to be here.”

The match will kick off at 2pm on Sunday, followed by evening entertainment led by singer Joanne Weake. People attending will be asked to make a donation on the gate. The money raised will go to Danny’s children.

All are welcome.

Meanwhile, a collection in Danny’s name at One Cut Above in Guildhall Street has so far raised £1,255.43.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Danny Walsh. Brothers Ben Croft, 24, and Sam Croft, 21, of Thorold Road, Barrowby, have yet to enter a plea. They are due to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on October 28.