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Story posted: Thursday, 29th November 2018

Jamie Barrett Fundraiser update
More details of the fund raising game being held at the Moat Ground have been released ahead of the game on Sunday and a whole host of ex Derby County legends are going to be in attendance to offer their support for the cause.
The two sides involved in the charity game will be a “Jamie Barrett team mates XI” managed by current Gresley boss Gary Norton taking on a “Jamie Barrett’ s Friends XI” managed by Roger Davies. Due to the overwhelming response of players wanting to show their support and be involved in the game the decision has been taken to play the match in 3 x 30 minute thirds. In addition to ex Derby County legend Roger Davies a number of other Rams favorites will be coming to show their support with the likes of Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmell, Kevin Hector, Marc Edworthy and Michael Johnson all reported to be attending.

Co-organiser Gay Norton told the club's website, “The interest in the game has been simply amazing and it just goes to show how Jamie and Leanne’s story has touched the hearts of so many people. In addition to that the non-league football community have really pulled together and we have had lots of donation promises from a number of clubs on the circuit which goes to show just how highly Jamie is regarded from his footballing friends and peers.”

He added, “When we put the call out to Jamie’s team mates both past and present I was expecting a good uptake but not this good. So many people want to be involved which is fantastic and to ensure we can accommodate everyone who wants to play we have switched the format to three thirty minute thirds. Also the opposition team of Jamie’s friends being put together by fellow organisers Ben Kelly Wally and Danny Dunne have had similar interest levels which is just brilliant. Everyone taking part in the game will be donating £20 each to the cause which will give the fund raising efforts a big boost which of course is the main thing.

“In addition to game we have had some fantastic raffle prizes donated and I’m genuinely blown away by the generosity of so many people, it really has been brilliant and donations and promises are still coming in. With most of the prizes donated we will be holding a fund raising raffle with tickets priced at £5 but we also have a number of very good items that have been donated for auction after the game in the club house with bidding in advance available on the day. We want to raise as much money as possible for the cause so I’m really hoping people will get behind our efforts and support the event in person on the day. If the interest shown so far is anything to go by we will have a good few hundred up supporting the event which would be fantastic and I know will be hugely appreciated by Jamie, Leanne and their respective family’s.”

The game kicks off at 3pm with gate opening around 1.45pm and entrance is £4 adults and £1 children. The Bar will be open for the duration of the event and hot food and drinks will be available to purchase for anyone attending the event. For anyone attending who hasn’t been to the Moat Ground before please be aware that car park space is limited so visitors may need to use the surrounding streets to park their vehicles.

Details of the current items promised/donated for auction are below with further potential items to be added. Note - all items will have a minimum reserve price attached which would need to be met for bidder to win the item.

• 2 x hospitality tickets in the 82 restaurant suite at Aston Villa (for any non-cat A game) the”82” lounge suite access, 4 course meal, welcome and HT drinks + game tickets (package worth £400)

• 2 x hospitality tickets in the Premier Suite (accessed from the Directors' entrance) at Manchester United v Arsenal on Weds 5th Dec. 8pm. 3 course meal and all drinks included. Note (if Arsenal game to short notice winner will be able to use in early new year and will be given options of which game)

• Riley and Vincent watch of the auction winners choice -

• 2 x first class return tickets on all routes across the East Midlands Trains network
• England shirt signed by England Manager Gareth Southgate *tbc

• 2 x Derby county corporate hospitality match tickets v Reading (Jan)

• Signed Derby County Shirts
• Signed Aston Villa football
• Signed Wrexham Shirt
• 3 x pairs of signed Football Boots (Derby County) 1 signed by Frank Lampard, 1 x Chris Keogh, 1 x Tom Lawrence
• Signed Daryl Gurney darts shirt

Raffle prizes currently donated/promised listed below (being added to daily)

• Signed Derby county football
• Signed Burton Albion shirt
• 1 x Amazon Echo Plus device
• 2 x Amazon Echo dot devices
• 1 x Dolce Gusto Coffee machine
• Case of wine
• Hot Tub hire for a weekend
• Burton Golf Club - Golf 4 ball
• Marriot resorts - Golf 4 ball
• Horsley Lodge Golf course - Golf 4 ball
• Oxfordshire Golf course - Golf 4 ball
• £30 meal voucher - for the Tiger Inn (Turnditch)
• £30 meal voucher - for the Office Steak Bar, Derby
• £30 meal/drinks voucher for the Horseshoes - Long Lane,
• 2 x Bottles of champagne
• 5 x Freedom Brewery Beer packs
• 2 x Premier enclosure tickets for Uttoxeter races
• 2 x pairs of signed Football Boots (Derby County) ¿1/2¿1/2" 1
signed by Joe Ledley / 1 signed by Martyn Waghorn
• 2 x memory foam pillows
• 1 x Molson Coors beer hamper
• 5 x free MOTs from Top Gear garage in Swadlincote
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