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Richmond footballers raise £1,300 for Swaledale Mountain Rescue in memory of Dave Clark

06 January 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

A charity football match, in memory of Dave Clark, our dearly loved and highly regarded former Deputy Headteacher, has raised £1,300 for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

The game, which was organised by Richmond Town Football Club and hosted at the school’s Dave Clark Arena, was very much old versus young. Kallum Holbrook’s Bomb Squad featured a line-up of former Richmond Town players coming towards the end of their playing days against Paul Ramsay’s Young Guns. The younger side had all either worked alongside Mr Clark or had been taught by him.

The match attracted a good crowd who were treated to a highly competitive and very close game which finished 2-2, with the Young Guns winning 5-4 on penalties.
The match has raised £1,300 through spectator fees, donations, sponsorship from Into Painting & Decorating as well as a donation from referee John Dunwoody who kindly gave his match fee to the cause.

Organiser Jason Newall said: “Mr Clark was a very popular man around Richmond and the new ground is named after him. We decided that as a club we wanted to do something in his memory and the family suggested that we raise money for Swaledale Mountain Rescue. The match featured many former pupils, work colleagues and also Dave’s son-in-law which was brilliant.

“Everyone had a great day and we have decided that this will now become an annual event in his memory.”

If you weren’t able to attend the match and would like to make a donation, please click here.

To find out more about the fabulous work of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, who provide a mountain and cave rescue service to assist those in need in remote places, please visit their website or follow on facebook  or instagram.

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