Charity match at Congleton Town
Wed 3rd May 2017 | Congleton Town | By Ken Mead
Congleton Town will be hosting a charity football event on Sunday 14th May in memory and celebration of local hero, Tom Jackson.
Tom sadly lost his life trying to save that of fellow Briton Mia-Ayliffe Chung, following an incident at a backpacker's hostel in Queensland, Australia last August.
Tom, who grew up in West Heath and represented Congleton Town Youth from 2002-2004, was an ardent football fan, and family and friends, including a number of his former Congleton Town Youth team mates, will be taking to the pitch two weeks tomorrow to celebrate the life of this truly remarkable young man.
The match between 'Congleton Bald Eagles' and 'Penrith Patch FC' will kick off at 2 pm, with food and drink provided on the day by Radnor Park Catering & Inn Off the Bar.
The day will also feature a range of children's entertainment, including bouncy castle, games and iced refreshments, with music, courtesy of a few of Tom's close friends, following hot on the heels of the full-time whistle.
Entry to the day is free, though donations are welcome, with all proceeds going to Tom & Mia's Legacy - a non-profit organisation established in the wake of the incident in Queensland which is pushing for better regulation of the 88 day 2nd year working visa requirement which Tom & Mia were undertaking in Australia at the time - and Congleton Communicare.