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Five-a-side for Plymouth stroke victim
9:02am Monday 18th March 2013 in Devon
Police officers in Plymouth have organised a 5-a-side football tournament to raise money for a young man with 'locked in syndrome'.
The ‘Hope for Howard’ appeal supports Howard, from West Alvington near Kingsbridge, who was struck down at the age of 16 years by a stroke which has left him with the condition.
PCSO Claire Hurrell-Head, one of the tournament organisers, said: “Football is one of Howard’s passions and this would be a great way to raise awareness of his condition and have fun.
“The trophy will be an annual event and we hope people will come along and join in with the spirit of the event.”
The football tournament takes place on Saturday, March 23, at the Goals football centre in Plymouth at 12.30pm. Along with a winning trophy, there will be a small presentation afterwards with a raffle.
If you want to sign up to play contact Claire on 07772827336.
To find out more about Howard’s cause visit the ‘Hope for Howard’ website at hopeforhoward.co.uk.