Kicking off in memory of hero Sharon

Kevin Dyer with Sharon's son Connor and staff from Stagecoach in Sunderland and South Shields, who played in a charity football match in her memory raising money for the chemotherapy day unit at Sunderland Royal hospital.
Kevin Dyer with Sharon's son Connor and staff from Stagecoach in Sunderland and South Shields, who played in a charity football match in her memory raising money for the chemotherapy day unit at Sunderland Royal hospital.
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FRIENDS and colleagues of a much-loved Wearside mum, who lost her battle with cancer, joined together to hold a charity football match in her honour.

Sharon Dyer, who died in 2009 aged 40, was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, but the disease quickly spread, leaving her with cancer in her brain, liver, leg and spine.

The Ford Estate mum-of-three’s heroic fight touched the hearts of Echo readers, who raised money for a life-prolonging drug for her.

Bus company Stagecoach, who Sharon worked for, held the match between their Sunderland and South Shields depots.

Cash raised will go to the Chemotherapy Day Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital, where she was treated.