Spireite Humphreys lights beacon for the Queen

Spireites player and PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys helps celebrate the Queen's birthday at Hardwick Hall yesterday (Thursday, April 21).
Spireites player and PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys helps celebrate the Queen's birthday at Hardwick Hall yesterday (Thursday, April 21).

Spireites player and PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys went along to Hardwick Hall yesterday to help celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

As part of the many similar events around the country, he lit a celebratory beacon and read out a proclamation from Prince Charles.

Humphreys lit the beacon and gave a celebratory message from Prince Charles.

Humphreys lit the beacon and gave a celebratory message from Prince Charles.

He said: "I was delighted to do it. There were approximately 900 beacons being lit around the Commonwealth to mark the Queen's birthday. I'm very proud and very honoured to represent the football club and the PFA.

"It's been a fantastic turnout, with lots of people coming out. There was a band playing in the background on a beautiful evening, so I think it all went quite well.

"The community work that goes on around the country is, from a footballer's point of view, outstanding. We've had 50,000 community visits this year around the country.”