A CHARITY fun day is being held in memory of a man who passed away 10 years ago.

Hannah Browne is organising the Jason Goddard Memorial Charity Football Fun Day in memory of her dad, with aid from her uncle, Stuart Bishop.

Hannah called Jason, who would have been 50 in December 2021, “such an important person to so many people”.

She continued: “He was always up for a laugh, he was very funny, always trying to help people where he could.

“He really was one of a kind.”

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The fun day will take place on Sunday, August 28 at Andover New Street Football Club.

The football match will kick off at 1pm, with the entire event going until late.

The teams playing in the match will be made up of members of the various football clubs that Jason played with throughout his life, with Jason’s two sons also playing.

The teams, Greedy Goddard FC and Hold on a Minute FC, have been named in Jason’s honour.

Other attractions at the event will include live music and a raffle that features prizes donated by local businesses.

All money raised at the event will go towards the mental health charities Mind, which offers help and advice to people with mental health problems, and Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), a charity that is dedicated to supporting adults who have been bereaved by suicide.

Hannah said that she hopes that the event will raise £10,000 for the two charities saying: “I know it sounds like a lot of money, but if we can hit that, that would be amazing.”

The 30-year-old also said that she “can’t thank everyone enough” for all the help and support they have given her while she organised the event.

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She said: “When we first did this, I felt kind of really bad asking people for help, but I’ve actually been blown away by the amount of offers I’ve had giving us help.

“And we’ve had such small businesses giving us so much, the support is just unreal.

“I think it has a lot of meaning behind it, and I think, whether they knew him or not, it would be lovely for people to attend to show these charities support.”

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