Brentford to host charity game to raise funds for Bees fan

16:42 16 May 2012

Griffin Park will host a charity game

Griffin Park will host a charity game

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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 on May 20 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 former players are expected to be Ijah Anderson, Gus Hurdle, Roger Joseph, Ross Montague, Adam Newton, Billy Manuel, Glenn Poole and Dean Wells and other old boys 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 you would like to donate for the raffle or auction, then please email me at tom.moore@archant.co.uk.

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