Skydives and football in memory of Grantham’s Danny Walsh raise £4,000

Hayley Walsh and Dean Scothern with supporters, gathering in memory of Danny Walsh.

Hayley Walsh and Dean Scothern with supporters, gathering in memory of Danny Walsh.

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Two fundraising events in memory of Grantham dad Danny Walsh who died following a violent incident two years ago, have raised around £4,000 for charity.

Hayley Walsh and Dean Scothern did a sky dive on July 26 in memory of father-of-two Danny, who lived in Trent Road, and between them raised more than £2,ooo for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance thanks to generous support from sponsors.

Skydive in memory of Danny Walsh.

Skydive in memory of Danny Walsh.

Then on August 8 the annual memorial football matches and fundraising day took place at the Harrowby Football Club.

First up, a match was played between Gonerby and Harrowby under-14s with Harrowby winning 9-0.

The children who attended enjoyed face painting, balloon modelling, mini football games and bouncy castles.

The main football match between Warthogs and Long Necks ended with Warthogs yet again winning 5-3 .

Under 14s teams at the Danny Walsh memorial football matches.

Under 14s teams at the Danny Walsh memorial football matches.

After the match the first half of the raffle took place with money prizes and lots of other donated things on offer.

A barbecue was also laid on with all proceeds to the charity and later Ruff and Ready took to the stage and went down great with around 500 people turning up throughout the day.

The second half of the raffle was taken during a break from the music.

As a result over £1,600 was raised on the day with Jason Lee of the Harrowby Club pledging £150 on top, and Jackie Sentance, landlady of the Three Gables, pledging to round up the total from the sky jump and the memorial match to £4,000.

The Warthogs and the Long Necks at the memorial football matches.

The Warthogs and the Long Necks at the memorial football matches.