Family fun day to be held at Gosport pub for a good cause

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FAMILY fun is set to come to a Gosport pub in aid of two good causes.

The Queen’s Head in Brockhurst Road will host the day on Saturday in aid of Action For Children and The Brain Tumour Charity.

There will be visits from Paw Patrol characters, bouncy castles, family games and a barbecue from 2pm.

Evening entertainment will be provided by Sydney Dejorey and the Treblemakers.

The day has been organised by Elizabeth Humphries, from Bridgemary.

Her husband, 66-year-old David, died five years ago from a brain tumour and to ensure some good came of his death, son Neil set up The Big Match.

The annual football tournament at Millwall Football Club has gone on to raise more than £250,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

This year’s Big Match takes place on May 20.

Mrs Humphries, 67, said: ‘Both my husband and my son were very into football.

‘Neil started the tournament as a kind of distraction from the grief.

‘All of his family and friends have supported him fully over the past five years.

‘And we’re all immensely proud of him.’

Mrs Humphries said she was hoping for a good turnout to Saturday’s fun day – which will be the second year she has organised the day – and added that she was grateful to The Queen’s Head for agreeing to host it.

She said: ‘We are really looking forward to it.

‘Last year we managed to raise £300 so we are hoping to be able to beat that.

‘It is a perfect venue. Thanks go to the pub – and everyone else involved – for their support.’

For more details, go to thebigmatch.co.uk.