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Stafford paramedics charity football match for cancer appeal

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 28, 2014

Fund-raising Stafford paramedic Dave Minard

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ANY footballers who get injured at a charity football match at Stafford Rangers’ ground this weekend can be assured of expert medical treatment - because both teams are made up of paramedics.

West Midlands Ambulance Service staff from the north of Staffordshire will be taking on their colleagues from the south of the county in the match organised by Stafford paramedic Dave Minard.

Mr Minard is recovering from colo-rectal cancer and is still receiving treatment at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The 32-year-old, from Western Downs, has embarked on a series of fund-raising exploits, including a skydive and completing the Three Peaks Challenge with a team of WMAS colleagues. to raise money for the hospital’s research programme into improving cancer treatments.

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The fund-raising football match kicks of at Rangers’ Marston Road ground at 3pm on Sunday August 3. The gates will be open from 2pm and refreshments will be available.

Admission is £3 for adults , while children are free, and all money raised will go to the QE Appeal.

“We are hoping that lots of friends, neighbours and colleagues will come along and cheer us on and enjoy a fun afternoon,” Mr Minard said.

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