June 19 2013 Latest news:
Tom Moore, Brentford correspondent
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The west Londoners are going to help raise money for Connor Whipp to receive cancer treatment
Brentford are to provide the services of Griffin Park for a charity game to help a four year old Bees fan who suffers from an aggressive form of cancer.
Connor Whipp needs £250,000 to travel to the USA for treatment and his family have, so far, raised £40,000.
The west London club have already had collections before the Rochdale and Bury games with over £3,000 raised.
The game will be played between Griffin Park Grapevine FC [GPG], compiled of supporters on the Bees’ discussion forum and Stoney’s All Stars [SAS] with both sides having former Brentford players in their ranks.
New Staines boss Marcus Gayle will captain the SAS, with Paul Gibbs captaining the GPG.
Other ex players are expected to be Ijah Anderson, Gus Hurdle, Roger Joseph, Ross Montague, Adam Newton, Billy Manuel, Glenn Pool and Dean Wells and other ex players may partake.
The ground will be open from 11.30am with free entry for all but fans are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets.
After the game, presentations will be made to both teams in The Hive and this will be followed by the Raffle Draw and an Auction of items donated to the cause.
There are some excellent items for the Auction, including a signed Chelsea shirt.
If you are unable to attend the game but wish to donate to this cause or have items for the Raffle or Auction you would like to donate, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass on Paul’s contact details.