Ian (Angry) Anderson charity football match success

  • 1 November 2021

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Football teams in Haverhill after charity match

Four football teams turned out in force over August Bank Holiday weekend at The New Croft in Haverhill to commemorate the life of one of their former players.

Ian (Angry) Anderson sadly died in March 2020 and was cared for in the Inpatient Unit at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. It was a particularly difficult time for the family as the country had just gone into lockdown and so many restrictions were already in place.


Ian’s wife, Charlotte, and extended friends and family were so overwhelmed with the care they received during this time they were keen to do all they could to help other families in the same situation.

The family arranged different fundraising activities including:

  • Ian’s brother shaved his head and raised over £2,000
  • A team of six ‘Angry Amblers’ took part in the Yorkshire 50km Challenge. Even though this event was held across a very hot weekend the team raised over £3,700!

and finally culminating in the charity match with each team; Thurlow, Grampian, Rovers Veterans and Exchange, competing for the trophy.

Very much a family day: inflatables had been set up for the children and our very own Arthur Bear made an appearance (though he resisted joining in with the matches!)

A raffle was held which included a top quality prize of a new Apple iPad.

The grand auction included a pair of England football player, Bukayo Saka’s boots and sold for £550 and an Arsenal football shirt signed by Thomas Partey which saw the winning bid of £450.

The day raised over a staggering £7,200 and was a huge success which is a testament to how well-loved Ian was by his wife and friends and family.

Thank you

Donations made in tribute to Ian currently stands at just over £23,854.

The Charity are so proud of what has been achieved during this difficult year; we cannot thank Charlotte, Craig, David and everybody else involved enough for all they have done and continue to do to raise funds to allow us to continue to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end of life care.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please call or email the Fundraising Team on 01223 675888 or fundraising@arhc.org.uk.

If you would like to talk to us about ways to remember your loved one please email Rachael at RBrown1@arhc.org.uk or telephone 01223 675881. You can also find more information on our website arhc.org.uk/fundraising/ways-to-remember/give-in-memory/.

We look forward to supporting you too.