Volunteers in charity football match
Members of St John Ambulance Hampshire will
face staff from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) in
the first McLennan Memorial Trophy match on Tuesday 19 May at St
In memory of Terry McLennan
The match is in memory of Terry McLennan
a former St John volunteer and
employee who died
from cancer in September 2008.
Around 3,000 tickets have already been sold
and money raised from sales and the raffle will be split between
two charities, the Countess Mountbatten Hospice (who looked after
Terry) and the St Michaels Hospice (who looked after George Hodgson
another staff member who lost his battle recently).
Terry was a valued member of St John Ambulance for nine years
Commander, St John Ambulance Hampshire
The family of George Hodgson said: 'We are
really happy that the colleagues and friends of George have chosen
to honour their memories in this way and we look forward to
supporting the efforts of his friends and colleagues in raising as
much money as possible for these two vital charities.'
Pat Morris, Commander of St John Ambulance
Hampshire, added: 'Terry was a valued member of St John
Ambulance for nine years, and is remembered as a good friend and
'Tuesday’s football match is a great way to
kick start his memorial trophy – and I wish our team the very best
Around 3000 tickets have already been sold
however we need to sell more and would like to encourage members of
the public to come and support the two local Ambulance teams
playing at their local football stadium.
and St John teams
will be supported by the
cheerleading team made up of staff members.
Tickets are £5 per head and can be reserved by
or by text on 07810 506073 giving your name and
contact details. Alternatively tickets can be bought from the
box office on the day.
There will be a cash Bar/food outlet open
prior and during the match. There will also be guest appearances
from Saint’s legend Francis Benalli and Galaxy FM’s Ben Glover.
Members of staff are also running a raffle and
companies and organisations from across Southampton have been
incredibly supportive in making donations in raffle prizes or
supporting the team in other ways, those companies include:
- Saints FC
- Star Hotel
- De vere Grand hotel
- Southampton Hotel
- For Your Eyes
- Bath Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruises
- The Glass
- Jongleurs Southampton
- Pizza Express
- O2 phone store West Quay
- TGI Fridays
- Yates wine Bar
- Dockgate 4
A signed ball and pennant to help the
Save our Saints campaign will also be a raffled.