Mike Godfrey Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day Mike Godfrey Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day

Mike Godfrey Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day

I Love Cheadle Hulme's Kate and family are raising funds to provide defibrillators locally. Join them for a great day out!
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Mike Godfrey Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day

Mike Godfrey Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day
Date: 24 Jun 2017 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge Cricket Club, SK8 5NZ
Defibrillators save lives – cardiac arrest out of hospital usually leads to death but CPR could save up to 10% of victims.  Defibrillators in conjunction with CPR could make a difference to 75% of cases.

Michael Godfrey, a well known and popular local tradesman (whose company, Cheadle Hulme Property Services STILL receives calls and emails asking for work to be done) left four children without their beloved Dad when he collapsed and died in June 2014, following a cardiac arrest while playing football.

Michael Godfrey - Defibrillators Cheadle Hulme

 Although Michael had previously had a couple of heart issues, these had been dealt with and he was very fit and healthy, running about five miles twice a week – and absolutely loved his footy. Maybe things would’ve been different had there been more defibrillators locally. I Love Cheadle Hulme’s Kate, his widow, and her four children will never know, but she’s adamant she doesn’t want anyone else’s family to suffer: “I don’t want ANYONE’S children to go through what mine have, so we’re raising funds to place defibrillators at sports facilities in or around Cheadle Hulme. Maybe they’ll never be needed – I hope not – but they could make all the difference to someone’s family. Millie’s Trust will be providing the defibrillators at cost so we’d also like to help them out.”

There’s a junior tournament in the morning, followed by the adults (and veterans!) in the afternoon, but there will also be a whole host of other activities – not all of them football related, including (but not limited to!):

  • Fairground rides
  • Games
  • penalty shoot-out
  • Shot speed radar
  • pony rides
  • food
  • stalls
  • Millie’s Trust stall and Geoffrey Giraffe

PLUS a raffle with AMAZING prizes including:

*A PEP GUARDIOLA signed City training top
* a signed Frank Lampard England shirt
*A Jim Gannon signed Stockport County shirt
*£50 cash
*FIVE free sessions with SK Football Coaching – SKFC
*A bespoke celebration cake from Boolicious Cakes
*£30 Voucher for The John Millington
*Voucher for Rainbow88, Cheadle Hulme
*A Tassimo coffee machine from Sphere Financial Services Ltd
*A bottle of Champagne from Steph and Ian Wilson
*A £25 voucher for Daisy Imprints
*2 tickets to any play in the 17-18 season at Players Theatre
*treats from The Chiverton Tap and The Mounting Stone
*two bottles from LaserCentre UK
*An oil service (up to the value of £100) from Cheadle Tyre And Auto Ltd
*a treatment from Karen Bellamy-Energy Practitioner
*Reflexology or a massage at Amaranth
*A rug from Rimo designs
*A retro telephone from NB Data
*A 1 hour Reiki session from Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire
*10 x family match tickets for Stockport County Football Club
*A coffee table from www.directfurnitureland.co.uk
*A voucher for Hair by Claire
*A hypnotherapy session with Julie Widdowson Hypnotherapy ADCHyp, GQHP, Cert’Ed

We’d love lots more raffle prizes from our lovely local businesses – and if anyone would like to have a presence, or a stall – on the day in return for a small donation you’d be very welcome.

Support for the day would be much appreciated due to the scale of events taking place. Kate’s oldest son, Joe’s, overwhelming memory of last year’s tournament was getting to the Kenny for the Euro 2016 final and almost immediately falling asleep!! Kate didn’t even MAKE it to the pub – but hopes to enjoy a well earned glass of Prosecco or two this year.