Football match in aid of children’s hospital

Catherine, Karl and baby Georgina SUS-160419-100402001
Catherine, Karl and baby Georgina SUS-160419-100402001
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A charity football match is to be held tomorrow (Saturday June 4) in memory of baby who died just two days after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition.

The match has been organised by the baby’s uncle and will raise money for the hospital where she was care for.

Baby Georgina SUS-160419-100417001

Baby Georgina SUS-160419-100417001

Georgina Craddock was just eight months old when she lost her battle with pulmonary vein stenosis last December.

Her parents Catherine Gregory and Karl Craddock from Tilgate first took her to the Royal Alexandra Hospice in Brighton and she was transferred to the Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of St Thomas’s Hospital, in London where she later died.

The family then committed themselves to helping other parents facing similar tragedies raising money for The Evelina.

One of those is the football match on Saturday organised by Catherine’s brother James and his friend Karl Haworth. Friends, family and colleagues will join them for the event at Roffey Football Club in Horsham with 10 teams competing.

Kick off is expected at 11am and everyone is invited to come and watch.

They will have the chance to enter a raffle supported by businesses including Virgin Atlantic which has offered two return tickets to New York as well as hotels in the Crawley area.