Charity dodgeball tournament to be held in memory of father who lost life to MND

10.10.16

Charity dodgeball tournament to be held in memory of father who lost life to MND

A leading local dodgeball club is to hold a charity tournament in memory of a player’s father who lost his life to motor neurone disease.

The Granite City Guerillas will host the tournament at the Jesmond Sports Centre on Sunday 23rdOctober to raise funds for MND Scotland.

The tournament has been named the Iain McLean Memorial Cup, in memory of veteran dodgeball player Chris McLean’s father. Iain McLean was a successful businessman before he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Slowly he lost his ability to move completely, and was confined to his wheelchair before losing his life to the disease in 2010.

The Granite City Guerillas have urged people to sign up to play in the tournament and support their efforts to raise money for the charity.

Speaking ahead of the event, Club Chairman Anthony Aldred said:

“MND Scotland is a charity close to the club. One of our players Chris lost his Dad to MND so we are keen to support this charity as much as possible.

“Sport Aberdeen have given us the hall hire for free to allow all playing fees to go straight to the charity and we are targeting raising £1000.

“Teams can have up to 7 players, of which at least 2 must be female. Team spaces for the day are strictly limited to 16 on a first come first serve basis, with the entry fee of £50 per team all going to the charity directly.

 

“If anyone wishes to get involved they can contact the Granite City Guerillas via our facebook page. With free entry for spectators – we hope people can turn up and give what they can to support this great charity!”

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