Sunderland mum kicks off charity match in memory of her son

Julie Reay kicks off in style watched by players and council leader Paul Watson at a charity football match she organised in aid of the Peter Lane Trust Fund at Quarry pitches.
Julie Reay kicks off in style watched by players and council leader Paul Watson at a charity football match she organised in aid of the Peter Lane Trust Fund at Quarry pitches.
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TEAMS kicked off to help a Sunderland mum dedicated to fund-raising in her late son’s name.

Julie Reay has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity in memory of Peter Lane, who died in 2002 after a rope swing accident.

The latest event for the Peter David Lane Trust Fund was a match between Sunderland West End Football Team, formerly The Jolly Potters, and Sunderland RCA.

It was organised by David Young, from Sunderland West End, and took place at Ford Quarry, St Luke’s Road.

Sunderland Council leader Paul Watson and council officer Paul Powers were at the match to show their support.

Julie said: “I want to say a massive thank you to Davie Young for arranging this charity football match on behalf of Peter’s trust fund.

“Their continued support for Peter’s fund is just fantastic

“The team carry Peter’s trust fund logo on their shirts, something that I am very proud of.

“I wish them all every success in the coming season.”

The past few events hosted by the fund have raised £1,500 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The fund hopes to double this amount through the football match and a fund-raising event being held at the Jolly Potters, South Hylton, on August 19 from 7pm.