Wed, 20 Nov 2019
PC Andrew Harper was killed while responding to reports of a burglary in Bradfield Southend in August
Former England star Andy Goode will come out of retirement for a charity match in memory of PC Andrew Harper.
Thames Valley Police’s Stags will face the Met Police’s SCO19 XIX RFC in the match, which will take place at Maidenhead Rugby Club tonight (Wednesday, November 20).
PC Harper died after being dragged along by a vehicle while responding to reports of a burglary in Bradfield Southend on August 15.
His family has decided that all funds raised will be donated to the Care of Police Survivors charity (COPS), which supports the families of police officers and staff killed in the line of duty.
Please come down to @maidsrfc on Wednesday 20th November for the memorial game I’m coming out of retirement for in memory of PC Andrew Harper. @TVStagsRFC v @XixRfc ko is 18.30. All money raised is going to @UK_COPS so please share this video & donate at https://t.co/TOIv2pJyfg pic.twitter.com/AS8aCvp2PE— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) November 16, 2019
An online auction has also been launched to boost the fundraising and includes signed rugby and football shirts; rounds of golf; tickets to sporting events including the Six Nations Rugby; and a spa weekend for two. You can bid for any of the lots here.
Gates open at 5.30pm, with kick off at 6.30pm. Parking at the Braywick Road club is limited so spectators are advised to park at either Stafferton Way or in the town centre.
The bar at the club will be open and a hog roast available.
If you can’t attend but still wish to donate you can do so via the JustGiving page here.