FOLLOWING last week’s Stan Veness Trophy match between Tilbury and Grays Athletic, where the proceeds of the match were agreed to be donated to the family of Kevin Malthouse, Tilbury FC are pleased to confirm today that a cheque for £3,000 will be presented to the family later this week.
The club would like to thank the Players, Officials and supporters of both Tilbury FC and Grays Athletic on their support on the night, as well as all Kevin’s friends and family who were in attendance. The Tilbury FC squad all paid to play on the night, donating the money towards the fund.
The donation of the proceeds of admission to the ground on the night, along with some very generous donations, have seen the figure increase over the week.
A crowd of 560 attended the game which was preceded by a one minute silence that was impeccably observed.
A further event in support of Kevin’s family is taking place this coming Saturday. There will be a variety of activities including face painting, a raffle and a bouncy castle for the kids. On offer are exciting raffle prizes such as a limousine trip and even a holiday to Marbella.
This will take place at The Worlds End pub in Fort Road Tilbury. Doors will be open on 5th August between 1pm and 6pm.
Kevin’s best friend, Wayne Morgan, from Tilbury, described Kevin as “like a brother” to him. Wayne has pioneered the fundraising for Kevin’s family and has since had “overwhelming support” from the public. Wayne is also working with his club Scruttons FC, who Kevin had played for in organising the ‘family fun day’ along with his friend Martin Llewellyn, a former Tilbury striker.
Mr Morgan is optimistic that there will be a huge turnout on the day and is hoping to raise over £5,000.
Tilbury FC hope as many people can attend during the day to support Kevin’s family.