Charity fishing match raises money for the Macmillan unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 16:49 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 27 September 2017

Charity fishing match rasies money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn Macmillan centre PHOTO: Roy McManus

Charity fishing match rasies money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn Macmillan centre PHOTO: Roy McManus

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Organisers of an annual memorial fishing match, that has raised thousands of pounds for cancer care, has held its successful 18th year event.

Roy McManus and friends organised the match which this year raised £500.

Footballer and former Wisbech Town manager, Roy, said: “We presented it to the Macmillan Cancer Care and treatment centre at Queen Elizabeth hospital King’s Lynn.

“This is where my wife Elizabeth Mcmanus has attended for eight years.

“The match was organised by my brother Binny Mcmanus and Matt Howat and is attended by family and friends.

“We went back to the Highwayman pub Walton Highway for presentation, auction and raffle.

“Lily Thorpe did the auction, Andy Thorpe sponsored the BBQ and the Highwayman provided the bouncy castle.”

Mr Macmanus spent most of his football playing career at the club and managed them on three occasions.

He enjoyed a successful stint in charge from 1982-87, leading them to two FA Vase semi-finals.

He was also manager in 2003-4 and for a final time from September 2007 to May 2008.

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