Charity match at Meadow Lane for Six Times Open

A charity football game takes place at Meadow Lane on Saturday (May 13) to raise money for a British Heart Foundation campaign called Six Times Open.

A team from Nottingham church St Nic’s will play the Six Times Open Allstars, plus special guests, at 2pm.

The campaign takes its name from the story of 28-year-old Jonathan Stretton-Downes, from Newcastle, who will be having heart surgery for the sixth time and wanted to create something positive from the experience. The aim is to raise £100,000 in a year to fund lifesaving research into heart disease.

The church team, St Nic’s FC, is run by Ben Wildman, a sports intern with the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham who is a friend of Jonathan’s. He said: “It’s going to be a great afternoon at Meadow Lane and it’s all happening for a really good cause.

“We want to raise as much money as we can and want as many people as possible to come along and support.”

The mighty Six Times Open Allstars are managed by Jonathan’s twin brother David.

After the match there will be interviews, post-match analysis and a reception. Tickets costs £10 and are available here:

More information about Six Times Open here