Players help to kick cancer into touch

Julie Reay with volunteers and Sunderland West End football team taking part in a charity football match against Spennymoor to help raise money for The Peter David Lane Trust and Cancer Research UK.
Julie Reay with volunteers and Sunderland West End football team taking part in a charity football match against Spennymoor to help raise money for The Peter David Lane Trust and Cancer Research UK.
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FOOTBALL teams are helping to kick cancer into touch.

 As part of The Peter David Lane Trust Fund’s drive to raise life-saving funds for Cancer Research UK, Sunderland West End pitted their pitch skills against Spennymoor Town for a charity football match at Ford Quarry.

 It’s the latest successful event staged by the Sunderland charity, which was set up by Julie Reay after the death of her son Peter, 13, in a tragic rope swing accident 10 years ago.

 Each year Julie, who has raised more than £130,000 in the past decade, chooses a charity to support and, after her family was touched by cancer, she chose to plough her efforts into helping the research laboratories in Newcastle.

 Julie, from Barnes, said: “I am thrilled that both teams agreed to take part in this match and support our chosen charity for this year. We’ve had a lot of support this year, as always.”