A CHARITY soccer match is being held in reminiscence of a faithful mum whose life was lower quick by an evil killer.
Mum-of-three Tina Cantello was murdered by Geoffrey Hutton, 38, of Derby Shut, Basildon, in June of this yr.
In a bid to honour her reminiscence and all of the superb issues she did in her life, and transfer the main target from the horror of her loss of life, her son’s soccer membership are internet hosting a charity soccer match to assist a trigger near the household’s coronary heart.
Max Cantello has performed for Basildon United’s youth staff for 2 years and earlier than that performed for the Berry Boys for 4 years earlier than that and organiser Paul Stringer mentioned Tina was the “most devoted mum” round.
Paul, who’s the supervisor of the underneath 18 staff and vice chairman of the membership’s youth part mentioned: “Clearly it’s completely terrible what’s occurred. I knew Tina for some time however we had been shut within the final two years when her son got here to play for us.
“When it first occurred, we spoke about doing one thing however then it felt higher to attend for the court docket case and every little thing to be completed. Her household are absolutely supportive of the thought and we hope to boost some huge cash in her reminiscence.
“The massive factor to me is that she was an enormous fan. She by no means missed a sport, she was all the time the primary mother or father there watching the matches together with her chair each Sunday.
“The final sport she went to, we performed a cup last at Roots Corridor in Southend which we gained – and it occurred to be her birthday in order that was superb. All of us went and celebrated afterwards on the pub.”
The match will happen on December 23, at 1pm on the Ho Ho Stadium in Basildon with all proceeds going to Macmillan Most cancers Assist.
It can see Max’s present staff Basildon United U18 tackle his former staff, the Berry Boys.
Paul added: “Max was with the Berry Boys for 4 years and I do know Tina had the identical dedication then – I believe she did bits of admin for them and every little thing so it’s an amazing factor for these groups to return collectively and so they have been very supportive as nicely.”
That is the second charity fundraiser to happen in Tina’s reminiscence. Simply weeks after her loss of life, family and friends took half in a reminiscence stroll by means of Basildon and raised an unimaginable £7,000 additionally for Macmillan Most cancers Assist.
Paul added: “The actual fact the group is coming collectively to recollect Tina in a optimistic approach and guarantee her legacy lives on – I believe that’s what’s serving to to maintain her household going.” Tickets for the match are £5 for adults or £2 for youngsters. Go to basildonunited.co.uk