Great Yarmouth man Scott Hanks who died from cancer to be remembered at football match
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Footballers will be teaming up in Great Yarmouth for a charity match in memory of a man who died from cancer.
Great Yarmouth Town Football Club is holding a charity football match on the afternoon of Sunday, November 12 in tribute to Scott Hanks.
He lost his battle with cancer on October 5, leaving his wife Amber and young step daughter Millie.
As a 29-year-old Mr Hanks, who was a plumber, was diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer two years ago.
His brother, Aaron Hanks, is a youth manager and reserve player at the football club and he will be managing a Scott Hanks XI team of family members and his brother's friends against a Great Yarmouth Town FC past and present team, that will feature current management team members and striker Mitch Forbes.
Each team member will be donating £5 to take part and there will be donation buckets around the Wellesley ground.
Money raised will go to Mr Hanks' family and also to a good cause to be chosen by his wife,
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Taking part in the match on the players side will be Travis Manning, reserve team manager at the Bloaters and who was a friend of Mr Hanks.
He said: 'Scott was a kind hearted, loving, gentle giant who always put everyone else before himself, even in the later stages of his illness.'
After he was diagnosed with diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer two years ago and with treatment not available through the NHS, Mr Hanks had to raise the funds for the treatment and received strong support from friends and people in the town moved by his plight.
The game on November 12 starts at 2pm and there is free entrance. The bar will be open from 12.30pm. There will be a buffet in Smudgers Bar at the ground following the game.
Mr Manning said he hoped people would gather in the bar so 'everybody can join both teams in raising a glass to the memory of the late, great Scott Hanks'.
Mr Hanks was also known locally as a bar doorman.
A charity match to raise funds for Mr Hanks and his treatment had been planned at the club last year, but had to be postponed due to poor weather.
If people can not make the charity game but would like to make a donation they can call Mr Manning on 0782 5332569.