A CHARITY fun day will be held on Saturday in memory of a Thurrock man killed in a hit and run accident abroad.
The family and friends of Glen Daly, 24, who died in Crete in June, have organised the event at Thurrock Rugby Club, where Glen was a player, to raise money for the Charity Cleft -Bridging The Gap.
The family chose the charity as Glen’s niece Olivia was born with a cleft lip and palate.
Some of the proceeds will also be going into Glen’s and Olivia’s trust fund, opened by Tilbury Container Services, who Glen worked for.
As well as all the usual fun day activities such as bouncy castles and face painting, beer tents have been donated, there will be a fire engine on display, a hog roast and barbecue, and rugby matches at 1pm and 3pm.
In the evening there is a live band and a disco as well as a raffles and an auction.
Prizes include a Lions shirt signed by Paul O’Connell, an England rugby shirt signed by Jason Leonard, and a signed Harlequins shirt.
Glen’s mum Dorothy Daly, of St Teresa Walk Chadwell St Mary, said: “A lot of work has gone into Glens Day.
“A Players Changing Room is being named after Glen, so there will also be a ceremony for that taking place.”
The fun day opens at 12pm and goes on until late.
Tickets are £5, with kids under 14 going free.
While you can pay on the door the organisers ask that you buy tickets in advance from behind the rugby club bar.
The film below is an interview with Glen’s mother Dorothy who details the campaign for justice for Glen.