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14 Oct 2016

There Is More to Life Than Football….

These words are so often bandied about when the criticism gets out of proportion but the events of one evening last July in Newmarket when two young men were seriously injured in an accident demonstrated that this saying really does have meaning.

Joey Abbs and Shaun Whiter who are respectively players of Soham Town Rangers and Newmarket FC had stopped to try and change a tyre when another car crashed into them and then drove off. The driver has since been caught and sentenced to a term in prison. Joey suffered serious leg injuries whilst his friend Shaun lost both legs. The impact on their lives and of their families’ will be felt forever, however both are showing tremendous determination to get on with living and fulfilling their plans and ambitions.

There has been an outpouring of love within the football world and so many clubs and individuals have offered their support. From Ipswich Town, to FC Barcelona and beyond support has been given. As an example of this the following is an extract from a recent letter to us from Stuart Hamilton the Soham Town Rangers Chairman:

Joey and Shaun are holding up remarkably well and we have a big charity day for them both on Sunday 11 October when the four teams that they have been involved in are playing in a tournament at Cambridge United to raise funds for them. There will also be an auction after the match with some great items including a signed Barcelona shirt donated by Lionel Messi and a England shirt from 2006 signed by the whole squad plus many items donated by Premiership cubs.

The event on October 11th in the end raised over £16,000 and this evening Cheshunt Football Club will be donating all profit from our gate money this evening to the growing fund. We hope you too will all give generously to support the fund that has been set up to support these two lads who have suffered such a life changing and horrific event.

If you wish to contribute to the fund please contact us or look out for a notice on the club website. Alternatively you may contact Stuart at Soham Town Rangers.


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