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STOCKFEST 08 - Sunday 18th May 2008
17th May 2008 23:48

Stockfest '08 kicks off this Sunday. Hosted by Animo et Fide FC, the Stockport County fans team, the tournament takes place on Sunday 18th May 2008 with 8 teams again competing for the Richard Harnwell Memorial Trophy.

Richard Harnwell sadly passed away in 2005 after a long battle against MS. Richard was a fanatic Stockport county supporter who became famous for his Stockport County match day video commentaries. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year's highly successful inaugural tournament raised £868.79, and we are hoping to raise even more this time around!

The venue is Manor Farm which is the Stockport County Training Ground, with the tournament taking place on two pitches between 10am and 5pm. Teams represented this year include: Stockport County (Animo et Fide FC), Manchester United, Mansfield Town, Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers, Chester City, Hull City, and West Bromwich Albion.


Donations to the charity are most welcome and this year can be made through paypal via http://www.stockfest.co.uk


Please join in the fan "banta" on the Stockfest facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=27579273000


Details of our online auction will be released in the next few days, we have some really top notch items available ranging from organic oranges! to the latest pair of Adidas Predators. Watch this space.


Animo et Fide Football Club (formerly the Mad Hatters) is an established well run football team, now in its 12th year.

The club joined the IFA (Internet Football Association) in 1996 and play in matches against teams of supporters from clubs all over the country culminating every year in the 64 team FANBANTANET competition (formerly WorldNet).


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS.

MS is the result of damage to myelin - a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. When myelin is damaged, this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body. For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone, it makes life unpredictable.

The Charity

All proceeds of the tournament will be donated to http://www.mssociety.org.uk/

The MS Society is a registered UK charity (charity number 207495)

Contact :-

Dave Marchbank-Smith

(AEF Club Fundraising Coordinator)



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