Football match supports disabled ex-servicemen

Ben Wiseman
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Fleetwood Town’s Highbury Stadium is to play host to a charity match in aid of disabled ex-servicemen.

It is being held in memory of limbless veteran Warren Wolstencroft and to raise money for Blesma, the Limbless Veterans and East Lancashire Hospice, the two charities that helped Warren and his family.

We used to have a Blackburn Rovers supporters team which is how I originally met Warren

Warren served with the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment from 1993 until 2001. He contracted a rare form of cancer in his right hand which led to the amputation of his right arm below elbow, but sadly Warren lost his battle with cancer in 2013.

Ben Wiseman, 33, who lives in St Annes, said: “We used to have a Blackburn Rovers supporters team which is how I originally met Warren. He started the first game in 2013 and I have taken on the role following his passing.”

The teams will be made up of Warren’s friends and those who have heard about the event over the four years since it began.

Zanika Fearon from Blesma said: “The Wolstencroft Cup is a brilliant fund-raiser. It will be a fantastic day for all and the funds raised from it will make a huge difference to the Association.”

The match takes place on Friday May 13 at 7pm. Tickets from Wisemanben@hotmail.com