'Revenge' is in air for Lee's memorial game between LeeStock Utd and Long Melford Razors
PUBLISHED: 17:49 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:49 27 April 2016
Teams are gearing up for a charity football match in memory of a young Sudbury musician who died in 2006 after a brave battle with cancer.
The annual Lee Dunford Memorial Cup will return this Saturday for the 9th year in a row. The event is part of the build up to the LeeStock Music Festival which was set up in tribute to 21-year-old former Sudbury Upper School student Lee Dunford.
Over the years, the festival has raised more than £65,000 for the Willow Foundation, a national charity that provides special days for seriously-ill young adults, including Lee shortly before he died.
Long Melford Razors, a now defunct Sunday League team, and LeeStock Utd made up of Lee’s friends and people associated with the festival will compete in this weekend’s football match.
Having recently been held at Cornard Utd, this year’s game will be hosted by Long Melford Football Club and will take place straight after Long Melford’s last home game of the season, at around 5.30pm on Saturday. The match has been keenly contested in previous years, although last year the Razors extended their overall lead to six matches to two. According to one of the organisers Pete Keogh, LeeStock Utd will be looking for revenge this time around. Visit www.leestock.org for details.