Vetch stars reunite for charity tribute
FORMER Vetch field favourites will once again pull on the famous black and white shirts next month, to raise cash for Ty Olwyn Hospice.
Players including Lee Trundle, Michael Howard, Andrew Mumford, Jon Coates, Chris Todd, Martin Thomas and James Thomas have all agreed to take part in the event at The Dingle in Morriston, after answering an appeal from Swans fan Anthony Jee.
The 29-year-old, from Plasmarl, decided to organise the event in gratitude to the hospice, which cared for his mother.
Caroline Jee had been suffering from lung cancer, and passed away in May.
Railway worker Anthony said: “My mother had only been ill for a short while, and in that time she sought comfort and support from the Ty Olwyn Hospice.
“She visited there weekly to take part in activities and speak to people in similar circumstances.
“They also provided support to my family during times of worry and uncertainty during my mam’s illness.
“I feel the work they do is incredible and hope to raise some money to see their work continue long into the future, which is just what my mam would have wanted.”
Anthony, aged 29, has been given a helping hand to arrange the charity game by friend Thomas Todd, brother of former Swan Chris Todd.
Anthony added: “During this difficult time I have been fortunate to have the support of friends and family.
“But I would like to take this opportunity to thank my good friend Thomas Todd who has helped me organise this event.”
More players are to be confirmed to take part in the match, which kicks off on Sunday, September 8.
It will be followed by an auction and raffle at The Dingle clubhouse following the game.
Anyone wanting to donate prizes can contact Mr Jee at email@example.com