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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

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The Special One Cup - Charity Football Match

May 9, 2012 11:37 AM

Carshalton resident, Aaron Hearne, has pledged to 'raise as much money and awareness as possible for the NSPCC' in memory of his younger brother, Liam, who sadly took his own life in 2010 and, whilst the reasons for Liam's death may never be known, Aaron now wants to support those who dedicate their lives to helping children and young adults overcome their adversities.

Over the coming months, Aaron will be organising a series of fund-raising events to try and reach his target of £10,000 before 7th October, the first of which is a charity football match at Carshalton Athletic Football Club on May 12th from 1.15 to 4.30. More than 500 people have bought tickets to the event in advance which will include a live performance from local musician Justin D, dance acts from Destiny Stage School, a raffle which includes signed football memorabilia, hotel stays and a Games consol and the Main Event a footballing 'master class' from AFC Liam and Homies United.

Commenting on the event, Aaron said: " Not only do I aim to raise money for the NSPCCs ChildLine service through organising this football match and other future events but to also raise as much awareness as possible amongst children and young adults in the local community about the fantastic support and help that ChildLine can offer to them.

Local MP, Tom Brake, who will be attending the charity football match, said: "The way Aaron is creating something positive out of something so tragic is an inspiration to us all. I am looking forward to the charity football match and to supporting Aaron in raising awareness of the support services available in our local community."

To donate to the fund, visit http://nspcc.tributefunds.com/LiamHearne. Tickets to the charity football match will be available on the day for just £5 Adult, £3 Child. 12 year olds and under are free when accompanied by an adult"