Fun day to be held in memory of Shots fan SteveBy Stephanie Cockroft
May 08, 2012
A SPORTS day which was organised by a staunch Aldershot Town supporter who died two days after Christmas is being held again this year to raise money for charity.
Steve Chapman, 33, known to many as Chappie, was killed on the railway line near Winchfield station on December 27.
For the past three years, Steve, a former soldier, had organised a sports day for those in the Red and Blue Army supporters’ group at Aldershot Town FC.
The fun day, which involved two teams battling it out on the pitch in football, cricket and rounders, was to raise money for a charity close to Steve's heart, Help for Heroes.
Steve’s friends and fiancée Jackie, to whom he proposed during a pre-season friendly match at home to Tottenham Hotspur, are hosting the event again this month, renaming it the Steve Chapman Annual Sports Day.
They promise this year’s event will be bigger and better – with a bigger crowd, a barbecue, food, entertainment and fundraising.
There will be a raffle, tombola, a cake stall, a boozy lucky dip, bric a brac, an arts and crafts stall, a bouncy slide, face painting, children's fancy dress and an ice cream van.
The event is taking place on Saturday May 19 in the Ivy Fields, off Ivy Road, North Town.
It runs between 11am and 4pm, with the sport starting at midday.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 07917 433796.
You can also sponsor the event by visiting www. bmycharity.com/chappiesportsday.