Former Watford stopper will be star name at Broadwater charity bash

Former Watford keeper Scott Loach

Former Watford keeper Scott Loach

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Apsley Athletic will host a charity football match at Berkhamsted FC’s Broadway Stadium in aid of club sponsors Heroes Children Fund.

The charity supports the children of fallen emergency personnel, armed forces and long serving charity workers by providing days out, holidays and presents.

The match on May 18 will see the Berkhamsted Sunday League outfit take on fellow Division Three side Palace FC. The game gets under way at 3pm and entry is free of charge.

A special guest appearance from Ipswich Town keeper and Heroes Children Fund ambassador Scott Loach will spur both sides on.

Loach will also be holding a Beat the Keeper challenge at half-time for those in the crowd who fancy their chances against the towering 6ft 3in former Watford stopper.

The event, organised by Heroes Children Fund Trustee and Apsley Athletic centre-back Max Budgen will also feature a raffle with an array of prizes on offer.

Max said: “We hope the day is well received by everybody in Berkhamsted as well as both teams bringing a big crowd down to Broadwater.

“We are currently looking for local businesses to sponsor the event or advertise in the matchday programme so if anybody is interested in helping us out I would love to hear from them.

“We’re looking forward to a great day of football and I think I’ve persuaded Scott (Loach) to don the blue and white of Apsley for the day as well.”

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or advertising in the matchday programme, please call 07447 537 238 or email max@heroeschildrenfund.co.uk