Volunteers in charity football match

Stock photo football

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 Marys Stadium.

In memory of Terry McLennan

The match is in memory of Terry McLennan a former St John volunteer and SCAS 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

Pat Morris
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 colleague.

'Tuesday’s football match is a great way to kick start his memorial trophy – and I wish our team the very best of luck!'

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.

The SCAS and St John teams will be supported by the SCAS Sirens, a cheerleading team made up of staff members.

Tickets are £5 per head and can be reserved by emailing McLennanmemorialtrophy@scas.nhs.uk 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
  • Jurys Inn                                                          
  • Southampton Hotel
  • For Your Eyes Only                                         
  • Bath Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • The Glass Lady                                               
  • Revolutions
  • Tamberg Television                                        
  • Tescos                                                     
  • Jongleurs Southampton
  • London Hotel                                                   
  • Pizza Express
  • Oceana                                                           
  • O2 phone store West Quay
  • Cine World                                                     
  • TGI Fridays
  • Kutis                                                                
  • Yates wine Bar
  • Lisa Edwards                                                  
  • Dockgate 4
  • Que Pasa                                                        

A signed ball and pennant to help the Save our Saints campaign will also be a raffled.