Football match in memory of Lee Flintoft

HSB. Lee Flintoft Mem Golf Day 100924. Darren Swales and Karen Blackwood  of SBu Utilities present Steve Bradley with The Lee Flintoft Memorial Trophy. 1009244AM

HSB. Lee Flintoft Mem Golf Day 100924. Darren Swales and Karen Blackwood of SBu Utilities present Steve Bradley with The Lee Flintoft Memorial Trophy. 1009244AM

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A football match is to be held in memory of a popular Bilton man to raise money for the hospital unit which fought to save his life.

Lee Flintoft, 39, was fatally stabbed in 2009 and was treated by nurses in the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) at Harrogate Hospital for a number of days.

To raise money for the vital unit which tried to save his life, his family and friends last year organised a charity football match in his memory.

This year, they are to do the same again in a bid to raise even more money.

“We will again be raising money for the ITU at Harrogate Hospital for much needed equipment,” said his sister Tina Harris.

“This years match is on Lee’s fourth anniversary on July 20, 2013.”

The match will be played on Killinghall Moor.

Friends and family will gather at Bilton Working Men’s Club afterwards for a BBQ, raffle, and disco to be hosted by Alex Cann from Stray FM.

A popular and outgoing contracts manager for S&B Utilities, Mr Flintoft was a keen amateur footballer and assistant manager of Harold Styan’s FC.

Last year’s memorial football match, held between his old team and Bilton Working Men’s Club, ended with a 5-1 win to Harold Styan’s.

The event helped to raise £2,192 for equipment at the hospital unit and this year his family hope to bring that total up even more.

Old friends, colleagues or people who knew Lee are invited to attend.