Almost £500 raised for Coventry Hospital's Critical Unit by Bradley Matcham Memorial Game

A call to arms for Bolton fans to donate replica kit to support a match held in memory of the late Bradley Matcham has raised almost £500 for the Criticial Unit at Coventry Hospital.

Bradley, aged 24, was attacked in Northampton last month and sadly, the injuries he sustained resulted in his passing.

Despite residing away from Bolton, he was a huge fan of Bolton Wanderers with Jussi Jaaskelainen his favourite all time player alongside Gretar Steinsson.

Following his tragic death meanwhile, his family and friends set about hosting a game of football in honour of Bradley, one which they hope will turn into an annual event to celebrate his life.

And with that in mind, they asked supporters of Bradley’s beloved Wanderers if they would be able to donate their unwanted Bolton replica kits so that the teams on the day can run out with the Trotters’ crest proudly emblazoned on their chests.

They received a large number of kind donations from fans, alongside one from the club itself, while Northampton Town also provided some of their own kits, such was the demand to play in the game in Bradley's honour.

And on the day of Saturday 13 April, over 100 people turned out to watch the match with over 35 taking part, with a grand total of £475 the final total of donations.

His friends and family would like to thank all those who helped with donations for their support.

A full gallery of the match meanwhile can be found by CLICKING HERE.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photocall Event Photography

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