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Team Ernie to Host Charity Match at Matlock

19 March 2015

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Team Ernie, the charity set up by the friends and family of Ernie Moss, is hosting a charity match at Matlock's Autoworld Arena on Sunday, March 22.

The match will see a Matlock Town XI take on a Belper Town XI, with proceeds from the day going to Dementia UK and Ashgate Hospice.

Kick-off will be at 2pm with tickets available on the day costing £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Over £3,000 was raised at the Proact Stadium earlier this year at Chesterfield FC's Ernie Moss Day, and Team Ernie are now looking to raise further funds for charity.

Ernie Moss, the club's all-time leading scorer, has been diagnosed with Pick's Disease, a rare form of dementia.

Nikki Trueman, daughter of Ernie, is organising the day and gave more details about the events: "Dad was manager of both teams. Kick-off's at 2pm but the bar's going to be open from about noon.

"It's not just a football match, it's going to be a charity fun day, so we've got a bouncy castle, tombola, raffle and we're going to have a penalty shoot-out and a junior youth team skills demonstration. 
"There'll be lots of things for everybody, not just the actual match, so lots of people can come down, have a good time and raise some money for the good cause."

Nikki spoke further about her new side career as a fundraiser and how it's quickly become a big part of her life.

She said: "My house has now been taken over by Team Ernie and my dining room is now my office. 

"This is the first event that I've ever organised, so I was a little bit apprehensive, but it's going fantastically."

To watch the full interview with Nikki Trueman, where she also talks about her father's current condition, log in to Spireites Player now.

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