Remembering Sadie Rose Clifford: Memorial match in Knaresborough kicks off tonight

Darren and Katie Clifford with baby Oscar at a previous Sadie Rose charity football match in Knaresborough
Darren and Katie Clifford with baby Oscar at a previous Sadie Rose charity football match in Knaresborough

The family of a two-year-old girl from Knaresborough who tragically died after battling a rare form of cancer have spoken of the heart-warming support shown by the community, as an annual charity football game in her honour is set to take place.

Funds are to be raised in aid of Candle Lighters and Solving Kids Cancer with a game between Knaresborough Town AFC and Boroughbridge AFC kicking off at 7.30pm today (August, 2) in memory of Sadie Rose Clifford.

Torrential rain prevented the game from being held last year but since 2013, funds have been raised for charity. For Sadie’s mum Katie Clifford, seeing the memory of her daughter helping others in this way continues to touch her.

She said:“We had so much support and help fund-raising while Sadie was alive and it is really very nice to see this continue.
“It is comforting to know that people haven’t forgotten, people remember her name and with the fund-raising it feels like we have done something right in her memory.”

The entrance fee for the match is £5 for adults and children enter for free. A raffle with a variety of prizes, including a session of clay pidgeon shooting and selections of perfumes, will also be held on the night. You can call 07779669779 for more information