Fishing match organised by former Wisbech player and manager Roy McManus raises hundreds for day care centre

Roy and Liz handed over the cheque to the Alan Hudson Treatment Centre in Wisbech with matron Michel

Roy and Liz handed over the cheque to the Alan Hudson Treatment Centre in Wisbech with matron Michelle and sister Claire. - Credit: Archant

A popular former Wisbech Town player and manager presented a cheque of more than £900 to a day care centre to help them create a garden for patients.

Roy and Liz attended The Buckingham Palace Garden party in May In recognition of 20 years of charity

Roy and Liz attended The Buckingham Palace Garden party in May In recognition of 20 years of charity work. Here they are pictured with Richard And Beverly Barnwell. - Credit: Archant

Roy McManus and his wife Liz raised £920 for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech.

The money was raised from an annual memorial fishing match dedicated to members of the McManus family.

The donation will be put towards a garden that is being constructed for patients at the centre, which helps support people who are living with a life-limiting illness.

The couple were helped by Lily Bailey, Anne Proctor and Binny McManus in organising the event.


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A raffle and auction was also held at the Black Bear pub in Walsoken, along with help from the Wisbech Community Chest and a raffle held at the Young at Heart party.

Roy, who managed Wisbech Town on three occasions, also enjoyed a successful stint in charge from 1982-87, leading them to two FA Vase semi-finals.

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In May this year, Roy and Liz attended The Buckingham Palace Garden party in recognition of 20 years of charity work.

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