Football match to raise money for family of murder victim Leonne

By Michael Upton | 03/02/2017

Football match to raise money for family of murder victim Leonne
Leonne Weeks.

A CHARITY football match will be played this weekend to raise funds for teenage murder victim Leonne Weeks’ family.

Anston Rangers JFC, for whom Leonne’s brother Levi plays, will contest a managers and coaches versus parents match at Greenlands Park on Saturday at 11am, with those taking part chipping in £10 each.

Proceeds from match fees and a raffle will go to the family of 16-year-old Leonne, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds on a pathway not far from her home in Dinnington on January 16.

Helen Ford, who is co-organising the match, said Leonne’s mum Paula Appley had run a weekly raffle for the club for four years which Leonne had helped her with.

“She used to go round doing the raffle so she was part of our football family and we wanted to help her family in their hour of need,” said Helen. 

The auction of a framed Sheffield United shirt by Rangers brought in £205 for the collection. 

Meanwhile, more than £5,000 has been pledged via an online crowdfunding site at funding/Leonne-weeks.

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