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Memorial football match raises money for charity

Press Release   •  Jun 09, 2016 06:36 BST

Southeastern employees have gone head to head in a charity football match in memory of a much loved and missed colleague who passed away earlier this year.

The football match was held at Ashford United Football Club (Homelands Ground) on Saturday (4th June) in memory of Kevin Herron.
The match saw the ‘Mainline’ (Kent services) and ‘Metro’ (London and North Kent) divisions of the train company go head-to-head. Both teams played fiercely, securing a 4 – 4 draw with both victoriously lifting the Kevin Herron Memorial Trophy.

Kevin Herron, 47, an engineer, from Broadstairs, had worked for Southeastern for 11 years and one month, but tragically passed away in March from a heart condition.

In total, the match raised £265 and this will be donated to the British Heart Foundation and Help for Heroes.

Jonathan Moore, Engineering Apprentice at Southeastern said: “Thank you to everyone who supported us on the day and to Ashford United Football Club for allowing us to use the ground for free. The charity football match was a fantastic way to remember our dear colleague and friend and we’re so pleased to be able to donate this money to two deserving causes.”

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