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Football match in Lichfield to raise money for Dementia UK charity

A football game in Lichfield is set to raise money for the Dementia UK charity.

The match will see staff from Central England Co-operative Society’s head office on Eastern Avenue take on colleagues from local stores.

The fixture will take place at Lichfield City FC at 4.30pm on April 22. Admission to the game will be £2 with all proceeds going towards helping the charity employ Admiral Nurses, who work with those living with dementia.

Lee Buckingham and Paul Talbot who have arranged the charity football match in Lichfield

Lee Buckingham and Paul Talbot who have arranged the charity football match in Lichfield

Paul Talbot, a stock analyst with the company who has organised the event, said: “I wanted to do something that would raise some money for the charity, and I am an avid football fan.

“I also wanted this to not just be about Central England Co-op. With Lichfield City Football Club letting us use the ground, there is space for people to come along on the day and watch a good game of football while supporting the charity.

“We are trying to raise as much as we can for this deserving and vital service provided by Dementia UK. We all know someone who has been affected by dementia, and this is something I could do to help.”

Central England Co-op has been raising funds across the Society since July 2017, when it was announced that the retailer had partnered with Dementia UK as its corporate charity. So far, more than £180,000 has been raised.

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