Macc Parish Memorial Match - East Cheshire Hospice

Macc Parish Memorial Match

The memory of Macclesfield Parish FC stalwart Col Smith lives on through an annual football match. Two teams he managed and played for – Parish FC and St Peter’s which are part of the same club – met in a friendly match at the Moss Rose. Parish FC came out on top 3-2, with a £320 donation made to East Cheshire Hospice from a collection.

Col, of Higher Hurdsfield, died of cancer in March last year, aged 52.

Col Smith, who was a patient at East Cheshire Hospice.

He fought illness for 10 years but still remained involved in the club, part of the South Manchester and Cheshire Christian Football League. Col was a team leader at McDonald’s and a member of Bollington Life Church.

Parish FC manager David Mayers said: “We want to contribute towards society and not just play football. “The Hospice is a wonderful charity and they did a great job of looking after Col who was a real Christian man and passionate about his football.

“He inspired so many through his friendship, love for the game and deep Christian faith and is missed terribly.”

David Mayers (left) and Ryan Cawley from Macclesfield Parish FC with Hospice Community Fundraiser Carley Macey.

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