Soldiers and footballers raise £700 for Dereham RBL in charity match
PUBLISHED: 09:55 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 22 November 2017
Former Norwich City stars took on Swanton Morley soldiers in a charity football match held in Dereham on Wednesday.
Former players Darren Huckerby, Ryan and Rossi Jarvis and Robert Fleck took part in the Aldiss Park game in support of the Royal British Legion (RBL).
They were pitted against a team from the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, in a fixture organised by Paul Sandford from the town’s Railway Tavern pub.
Mr Sandford said the match had raised over £700 for the Dereham branch of the RBL.
He added organisers were planning to make the match an annual event.
He said: “It went really well and we are still counting the money.
“We had 170 people come through the turnstile - a great turnout from footballers and supporters.
“We only had ten days to sort the whole thing out.”
Mr Sandford added that the match was won 5 - 2 by the Dereham ‘Allstars’.