Football memorial day for Stevenage man who died, aged 33

THE friends and family of a 33-year-old man who died from a sudden heart attack two months ago are holding a charity football festival in his memory. Tommy McDermott Headington, of Columbus Close in Stevenage, died at Lister Hospital on June 17. Today (Sa

THE friends and family of a 33-year-old man who died from a sudden heart attack two months ago are holding a charity football festival in his memory.

Tommy McDermott Headington, of Columbus Close in Stevenage, died at Lister Hospital on June 17.

Today (Saturday), at Walkern Sports and Social Club, Sunday league clubs Shephall Artois - of which Tommy was a founder member - Probuild, Bedwell Athletic and Broadhall and Bedwell Rangers U21 team will play for the Tommy 'Appy Days' Memorial Cup.

The cup has been provided by Bedwell Rangers, the youth club which Tommy played in goal for, and the tournament will raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.


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There will also be games for Bedwell Rangers' managers and parents, and old team mates will reform their title-winning team of 1991-92.

Tommy's step-dad, Ken Headington, said: "We decided to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation's vital work, and to raise awareness for others to have a medical examination and heart scan to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death."

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In the future, Tommy's family would like to organise for a mobile scanning unit to visit Stevenage.

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