Kicking in for Cam
THE annual Brian Sharkey Memorial soccer game organised by Lismore Workers FC has even more significance this year, with all money raised going to assist former premier division captain Cameron Hyde.
The 27-year-old has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and has undergone surgery as specialists do everything they can.
Bowel cancer affects many families, with about 80 Australians dying from the disease every week, although early detection significantly increases the effectiveness of treatment and chances of survival.
The popular club member has been buoyed by the positive support of his family and many friends.
Huge medical costs have prompted a gofundme.com/camohyde site to be established and people are encouraged to make a contribution.
Fund-raising will be a central theme on the day, with raffle prizes including a Retro Liverpool Jersey signed by Ian Rush and a genuine Socceroos playing shirt from the recent Tajikistan game signed by the whole squad.
A highlight of the day will be a social game between Redmen squad and a team of former club players lacing up as the Exmen.
Following the game a Lismore Workers Team of the '80s will be announced, with lobbying for a position thought to be in full swing already.
Everyone is welcome to join the players on Saturday, October 22, at Richards Oval, Lismore. Food and drinks will be available from about 2pm with the game kicking off at 3pm.