Premiership giants behind charity event

MEMORIAL MEETING. Pictured at their first meeting relating to the forthcoming Christopher Hendrie Memorial football match which takes place at the Riada Stadium on Wednesday 26th November, kick-off 7.30pm, are organisers of the event, Gerard Duffy, Peter Cairns, Christopher Nicholl, Mervyn 'Tubes' McIntyre, Jeremy Parkhill, Darren Stevenson, Danny McMullan and Declan Hasson. An Auction of sports memoribila is also being held at a later date.INBM47-14 069SC.
MEMORIAL MEETING. Pictured at their first meeting relating to the forthcoming Christopher Hendrie Memorial football match which takes place at the Riada Stadium on Wednesday 26th November, kick-off 7.30pm, are organisers of the event, Gerard Duffy, Peter Cairns, Christopher Nicholl, Mervyn 'Tubes' McIntyre, Jeremy Parkhill, Darren Stevenson, Danny McMullan and Declan Hasson. An Auction of sports memoribila is also being held at a later date.INBM47-14 069SC.

Premier League giants Manchester United are getting behind Riada FC Rhinos’ auction and are sending a signed football which will go to the highest bidder at the Disco and Auction night which is being held in memory of Christopher Hendrie.

Already there has been tremendous interest in the event which will be held after Christmas following the first annual Christopher Hendrie Memorial match which will be played at the Riada Stadium on Wednesday 26th November with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Pictured is the Man United signed ball and letter of authentication. INBM48-14S

Pictured is the Man United signed ball and letter of authentication. INBM48-14S

Organiser Mervyn McIntyre was delighted to receive an email from Old Trafford and he commented: “It’s not everyday you get an email from Manchester United, we are delighted they are sending us something to auction, it means a great deal to everyone involved.”

Wishing the organising committee the best of luck for their fundraiser, a spokesman for Manchester United said that a signed football will be despatched to the club prior to the event.

Christopher Hendrie passed away at the end of last month at the age of 30 after a short battle against cancer.

An avid football fan, Chrissy played for his local team Riada FC and just like his close family, the team and their manager, Mervyn ‘Tubes’ McIntyre, were deeply affected by the loss of this special young man who had played for the club since he was 16.

A group of club members decided to organise a special match at the Joey Dunlop Centre on Wednesday to take place in memory of Christopher with all proceeds going to his wife Gillian to help make Christmas a special time for their two children.

If you would like to check out the auction items available so far or make a bid for the signed Manchester United ball go to Riada FC Rhinos Auction facebook page or contact Mervyn on 07720239697