Footballers line up for charity match

Westfield Football Club will be hosting an eagerly-anticipated charity match tomorrow (Sunday).

Saturday, 8th October 2016, 1:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:22 pm
Westfield Football Club attacking player Josh Carey

Westfield Legends will face a Westfield Select XI in aid of a project called Becca’s Wish to Walk via the Tree of Hope children’s charity.

Becca, the god daughter of Westfield player Josh Carey, has spastic cerebral palsy which affects all her limbs. Although she can walk in a walking frame, with a sling, and can roll and move around on the floor, she has to be hoisted in and out of equipment at school.

Becca has been accepted for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at the St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri. The cost of the surgery is around £32,000, plus around £7,000 for tendon lengthening, and additional costs of £40,000 for travel, accommodation, a year’s worth of intensive physiotherapy and specialist equipment.

Former Hastings United midfielder Sam Adams is due to play for the Select XI. Picture courtesy Joe Knight

Becca’s website is and all money raised will be held by the Tree of Hope.

The likes of Tony Harris, David Miller, Shaun Hardy and Mark Drinkwater are set to play for a Legends side which will be managed by Graham Drinkwater.

Kenny Pogue, Sam Adams, Tom Vickers and Tunbridge Wells manager Jason Bourne are among those due to turn out for a Select XI to be managed by Mark Stapley.

Kick-off at The Parish Field is 12noon.