Worksop Town chairman asks fans to help fund Bassetlaw Hospital bereavement room, at tonight’s ‘pay what you want’ derby

Worksop Town and chairman Kevin Keep, right, are backing charity once again
Worksop Town and chairman Kevin Keep, right, are backing charity once again
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Worksop Town have made tonight’s derby game against Retford United a ‘pay what you want’ occasion, so fans can put their money in charity buckets instead.

It will cost supporters a fee of their choice tonight at Sandy Lane, with the minimum for entry just £1.

And with a few extra quid in their pocket, Tigers chairman Kev Keep hopes to trigger generosity for a very worthy local cause – the funding of a bereavement room for parents at Bassetlaw Hospital.

He said: “I would like to ask the people of Worksop and Retford to turn out in numbers in support of the fundraiser we have arranged at the derby game.

“Whether you’re a Badger or a Tiger please come along and support both teams and show your support for the collection that will help build a much needed private room for parents of still born babies.”

A couple who suffered tragedy last year are spearheading the fundraising attempts.

Keith and Emma Hampson lost their baby daughter Evelyn Barbara when Emma was 37-weeks pregnant in January 2015.

The loving Bircotes pair are attempting to use their situation to do something for other people in a similar position.

It is thought the total cost for the development of a bereavement room is £35,000.

The match at Sandy Lane kicks off at 7.45pm.

The two sides drew 2-2 the last time they met, in a dramatic game at Cannon Park in Retford.