Preparations underway for charity fund-raising match

THIS year’s Terri Devine Memorial Shield will take place at Melvin Playing Fields tomorrow (August 25) at 2pm.

Now in its fifth year the event raises money for the Meningitis Research Foundation in memory of Glenmornan schoolgirl Terri Devine who passed away from the illness in 2008.

The match will see fans of Liverpool FC pit themselves against Manchester United supporters.


Organised by Liverpool football enthusiast, Shaun Hamilton the yearly event has already raised over £17,000 for the charity and the target this year is to secure another £4,000.

Speaking about the event, Shaun says he has been blown away by the support he has received for the event over the past years.

“One of the main reasons I want to keep these matches going is my close connection to meningitis, as I contracted the disease when I was a teenager, plus the fact I want to make sure Liverpool, football and charity is in my son’s life.

“Now in our fifth year, we have raised nearly £17,000 and counting.

“All those years ago I thought it was a one-off, and I can’t believe the people of Strabane and Liverpool have once again got behind me.”

Shaun also extended a big thanks to all those who have helped him organise the event and to everyone who has provided sponsorship.

As well as the charity match a range of other events have also been organised to boost the total. This will include a flag day on August 24.
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