FOOTBALLERS past and present have raised over £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, in support of a former chairman.

John Rumming, also known as Mr Calne Town FC, has represented Calne Town FC for 30 years but sadly had to step down from his various committee positions due to being diagnosed with four types of cancer.

Calne Town FC first team played former club members in a charity football match on Sunday (May 27) which was also drawn for player Aaron Hopkins, whose knee injuries left him unable to play.

£1,743.85 has been raised so far, with donations still to come.

As well as the charity match, a stand named after Mr Rumming was officially opened as his friends and family watched on.

He stepped down in December last year after being diagnosed with prostate, penile, kidney and lung cancer.

"Fortunately I have a fantastic family behind me and superb friends who can't do enough for me and for that, I thank them tremendously," Mr Rumming explained in the match programme.

"I would just ask that all you men out there, if you're getting out of bed too often at night, go see the doctor."

There was a raffle and barbecue on offer. and at half-time, loyal supporters of the club took part in a game of walking football.

Vice-chairman Simon Gardner, said: "The day went fantastic and we had a great turn out. It was quite emotional."

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