Cawston football match in memory of two brothers raises hundreds of pounds

The Red Rose Ladies and Cawston Wanderers teams that played in a charity memorial match. Picture: NATALIE HARRISON The Red Rose Ladies and Cawston Wanderers teams that played in a charity memorial match. Picture: NATALIE HARRISON

Thursday, May 22, 2014
12:20 PM

A football match in memory of two brothers who died within four days of each other raised £870.

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James Brownley (on far left) with family members including his sister Jade, mother and father Terry and Robert. Graham's wife Carol Brownley and their daughter Tracey Bentley, her husband Jamie Bentley and two of there children Hollie and Eliza. John Brownley's wife Brenda is also in the picture along with their daughter Tina and her husband Neil. Picture: NATALIE HARRISONJames Brownley (on far left) with family members including his sister Jade, mother and father Terry and Robert. Graham's wife Carol Brownley and their daughter Tracey Bentley, her husband Jamie Bentley and two of there children Hollie and Eliza. John Brownley's wife Brenda is also in the picture along with their daughter Tina and her husband Neil. Picture: NATALIE HARRISON

The match between the Red Rose Ladies Football Club and men’s Cawston Wanderers Football Club, at Cawston Primary School, was watched by about 200 people.

Half the money will go towards the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and new equipment for Cawston Wanderers.

The match was in memory of Graham and John Brownley, who died from bowel cancer on March 25 and March 29, respectively. Both brothers were treated at the NNUH.

Graham, from Le Neve Road, Marsham, died aged 66 and his brother, from Dereham, died aged 67.

Their nephew James Brownley, 26, from Guist Road, Foulsham, co-organised the match with two members of the Red Rose Ladies.

Mr Brownley, who played in the game at the weekend, said: “It was really good. We had a lot of people watching. It was a fun match and we had a good laugh. The weather was too hot to play football though.”

The girls scored first but the score at the end of the first half was 8-1 to the men.

Teams were mixed up for the second half and the score was 5-5 with the blue team - James’ team - winning on penalties.

His father Robert, brother of Graham and John, played in goal.

A raffle of about £400 worth of prizes was held before the game, which raised the money.

A Norwich City Football away shirt signed by the current team will be auctioned on eBay for the same causes.

Donations can be made by texting GRAH49 and the amount to 70070.

Search Graham Brownley and John Brownley Cancer Awareness Group on Facebook.

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