Cup grandstand pub asks for charity donation with ticket purchases

Denver Clinton, a three-year-old from Mattishall with cancer. PHOTO: Paul Sandford

Denver Clinton, a three-year-old from Mattishall with cancer. PHOTO: Paul Sandford - Credit: Archant

A mid-Norfolk pub whose grandstand has attracted international media attention is releasing tickets for the England vs Sweden match.

Paul Sandford, landlord of The Railway Tavern in Dereham and creator of a £5,000 world cup grandstand posted on Facebook yesterday.

Tickets to the game on Saturday at 3pm will go on sale at lunchtime.

Although the tickets are free, Mr Sandford is suggesting a minimum donation of £2 to help a three-year-old named Denver Clinton from Mattishall, who suffers from a rare form of cancer. This is in association with Dean Vann, who is arranging a garden make-over for Denver.

The match is ticket-only for health and safety reasons. Tickets are one per person so each individual collects their own ticket, and under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Mr Sandford said: 'It's not a lot folks and anything extra will be greatly appreciated.'