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Liam Henderson Memorial Fund
Raffle Tickets For 2008 On Sale
Saturday August 9 2008, AT Charlie Gordon Field With An Evening Disco In The Newmachar Hotel.
As a tribute to Liam’s memory, we have set up a charitable trust. The objective of this trust is, through fund-raising events, to promote youth sports development in Caithness (where Liam grew up) and Newmachar (his adopted home) and the surrounding areas. These fund-raising events – a raffle and auction – are linked to the annual charity football game between Wick and Newmachar. The event also sees the youth of the communities coming together in a junior tournament, with matches between local primary schools, as well as a match between East End Boys Club (the youth team Liam played for as a child, and the Newmachar Colts. As well as raising money, this is a highly enjoyable event which links the communities together.
To date, the Memorial Trust Fundraising activities have raised approximately £112,000 and kids football, rugby, swimming, judo, badminton, kayaking, horse riding for the disabled and netball clubs in the North of Scotland are just a few of the types of organisations who have benefited from awards from the Trust. This year the charity events, including the highly competitive football match, auction and raffle, will be held in Newmachar, on Saturday the 9th of August 2008.
8 July 07
3 June 07
The Primary Schools 7 a side tournament
Kicks off at 10.00am that day. This event is for the younger local kids
who did get the opportunity to go to Newmacher. The fund raising element
is secondary. There will of course be the usual stalls that day but the
emphasis is on family fun.
Liam, an ardent member of the Tartan Army regularly supported the Scottish team at home & abroad, was just 23 years old and had graduated in July 2003 from Robert Gordon’s University Aberdeen with a degree in computer science. He had secured employment with Grampian NHS in their IT dept upgrading their computer systems and had settled in Newmacher – a small village 9 miles north of Aberdeen. His death was the result of the senseless actions of a moron who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of supporters as they made their way to Hampden. The driver of the car is now in jail.
In Liam's memory his family arrange an annual charity football game - Wick (Liam’s home town) V Newmacher (his adopted home). A trust was set up and donations are made to the East End Boys Club in Wick and Newmacher football club.
Newmacher is 11 miles from Aberdeen city