Funds raised in David’s honour

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A football match held in honour of a Tring soldier has raised thousands of pounds in aid of Help For Heroes.

More than 400 people turned out to David Barnsdale’s memorial Football Match at Tring Corinthians on Sunday and the event has so far raised more than £2,600.

The 24-year-old army engineer was killed by a bomb in Afghanistan last year so his friends and family wanted to mark his memory in the run-up to the anniversary of his death on October 19.

A team of Tring Corinthians Old Boys (pictured) won the match and were presented with a cup at the end of the day.

His father Steve said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of people who came to honour our son.”