Doddington painter’s Fry’s Veterans football team raises thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK

14:15 11 June 2014

Chatteris cheque presentation for Cancer Research

Chatteris cheque presentation for Cancer Research


A painter and decorator has raised more than £4,200 for a cancer charity since he founded a veterans football team with his old playing pals.

Chatteris cheque presentation for Cancer ResearchChatteris cheque presentation for Cancer Research

John Fry, of Doddington, founded Fry’s Veterans, a team made up of guys he knew from his time with Benwick Veterans and other friends, last November.

As part of John and his wife’s ongoing fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK, Fry’s Veterans took on Kev’s Tigers, who were assembled by Chatteris Fen Tigers manager Kevin Smith, at the Sportsman Pub in Chatteris.

As well as the match, which ended 9-3 to Kev’s Tigers, there was an auction, raffles, stalls and a bouncy castle.

Mr Fry said: “We wanted to do something which was fun and involved our family and friends from the local area, but most of all to raise money for the charity.

Chatteris cheque presentation for Cancer ResearchChatteris cheque presentation for Cancer Research

“My mother passed away at Christmas from pancreatic cancer after just three and a half months of being diagnosed and my father in-law is in remission from bowel cancer.

“We are overwhelmed by the support we’ve had since the team was set up.”

Mrs Fry added: “We never expected to do this well but with all the support we had the day was a huge success.”

Laura Holland, Cancer Research UK’s senior local fundraising manager for Cambridgeshire, said: “We are absolutely delighted and would like to thank everyone who are involved and support the team.

“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so.

“However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our supporters such as John and Fiona, without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

To find out more about Fry’s Veterans call 07767 363027. More information about Cancer Research UK can be found at

More news stories


A man was arrested today after police caught him with a samurai sword near Wisbech town centre.

46 minutes ago

A man who is part of an animal rescue team is coming to the rescue of children who are too frightened, too young or unable to get out to trick or treat this year - he is going to deliver sweets and treats dressed as a superhero.


An engineering firm from March has swapped their spanners and wrenches for whisks and wooden spoons to raise money for charity.

Yesterday, 16:49

A man who assaulted a woman by patting her on the bottom in March on Sunday night is being hunted by police.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up