Chesterfield dad gets '˜all-star' charity match after cancer diagnosis

The friends and family of a Chesterfield father-of-two who has brain cancer are to host an all-star charity football game to help support him and his family.

Wayne with his wife Nicola and daughters Scarlett and Layla.
Wayne with his wife Nicola and daughters Scarlett and Layla.

The match will take place on Sunday November 20 at Matlock Town’s Causeway Lane ground in aid of Wayne Partridge and the foundation set up in his name.

The 39-year-old Spireites fan was rushed into hospital in June of this year after doctors discovered he had several brain tumours and he is currently undergoing intensive treatment.

Wayne’s friend, Simon Jones, who is organising the game, said: “Wayne has been unable to work since his diagnosis and his friends and family want to support him and his young family in any way they can.

“Wayne is a keen sports fan especially football so we have arranged a football match involving a team of ‘local legends’ from Matlock Town FC versus an ‘All-stars’ team.

The game kicks off at 2pm and entry will be free.

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Derbyshire’s ‘Local Legends’ vs All-stars

The ‘local legends’ team includes ex-Spireites Bob Newton, Jamie Hewitt, Gareth Davies and Steve Norris as well as Matlock managers Hoppo and Kirky, James “Mr Matlock” Lukic, Rockie White and Steve Taylor.

The all-stars will feature Wayne’s cousin Scott Partridge (Bradford, Brentford and Torquay) and Steve Robinson (Birmingham).

Other activities include arts, crafts and face painting for the kids, and a raffle with signed shirts, footballs, tickets, a tablet PC, and vouchers from Einsteins, Casa and Chesters.